Unai Emery is reportedly a huge fan of Athletic Club’s Nico Williams. This is ith Aston Villa keen to sign the winger this summer.
That’s according to The Daily Mail, which claims that despite interest from Villa. Williams looks likely to remain in Bilbao.
Villa have already moved to bring in Youri Tielemans on a free transfer this summer. But plenty of work must be done before the window closes.
Emery will be keen to bolster his options across his squad. As he prepares Villa for a return to European football.
The Villains are widely expected to target another forward player this summer. And have been heavily linked with a move for Nico Williams.
Unai Emery has brought his reputation along with him to Villa Park
The Daily Mail reports that Emery is a ‘huge admirer’ of Williams amid interest from Aston Villa. But the winger appears more likely to remain in Bilbao this summer.
Nico Williams has impressed for Athletic over the past year. This is by registering 11 goal involvements in 36 La Liga appearances. The youngster has been labelled an ‘incredible’ talent. But it seems that Villa are facing an uphill battle to land him.
He reportedly has a £42.7 million release clause in his contract. But it remains to be seen whether that will remain should he agrees fresh terms.
While it will be a blow for Emery to miss out on a player he admires. The wizard will be keen to move on to alternative targets if he can’t land Williams.
Villa need added depth as they head into the new campaign, with Emery facing the task of managing a more hectic fixture schedule this time around.