Spanish club Barcelona are preparing to enter a new battle with Real Madrid to sign the Athletic Bilbao star during the upcoming winter transfer period.
The Barça board is keen to strengthen the team’s ranks in the upcoming winter transfer period in order to win all the championships in the coming period.
Press reports indicate developments in the Blaugrana’s contract with Spaniard Neco Williams, with the player’s contract with Bilbao set to expire in the summer of 2024, making him an available target for Barcelona, who have a recent history of signing players for free due to crippled economic conditions.
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According to a report in Catalan newspaper Sport, Barcelona have added Williams to their list of interests for next season.
The newspaper added that Barca are not the only ones interested in including Nico, as some English Premier League clubs and Real Madrid have been studying the player’s opinion, awaiting his decision regarding his future.
The newspaper added that with regard to the technical composition of the Blaugrana, the player is in clear development and has a big difference from other wingers, and can also sign him for free.
Athletic Bilbao coach Ernesto Valverde has also previously stated that he is not bothered by rumors surrounding his player, and certainly if his agent tries to raise his price before renewing his contract with the club, then Barça and Merengue represent impressive competition.
He continued, it’s not surprising Blaugrana The Royal Club are interested in bringing in the 21-year-old, especially as he has also been linked with Aston Villa and Liverpool in recent months.