Arsenal make £47m Euro 2024 Spain star a ‘preferred’ transfer target
Posted by  badge Boss on Jun 22
Nico Williams has been one of Spain’s standout performers at Euro 2024 (Shutterstock)

have ’s Nico Williams on their summer shortlist with targeting a new attacker, according to reports.

The 21-year-old was one of Athletic Bilbao’s standout performers last season with five goals and 11 assists in La Liga.

And he’s carried that form into Euro 2024 as he delivered a brilliant display in the 1-0 win against Italy on Thursday evening which earned him UEFA’s Player of the Match award.

Williams is likely to attract the interest of several clubs this summer and the winger’s availability has been made easier due to the €55 million (£46.5m) release clause in his contract with Athletic Bilbao.

According to , Arsenal are considering a move for Williams as Arteta views him as ‘one of his preferred options’ if the club push ahead with a move to sign a new attacking player.

However, the report claims that , while Barcelona are also in the market for a new winger and have the mercurial Spain international as a target.

Nico Williams was named Player of the Match after Spain’s 1-0 win over Italy (UEFA via Getty)

When asked about his future last week, Williams said: ‘I’ve seen reports talking about my future, but honestly I have no clue of anything.

‘Right now, I want to focus on the Euros and nothing else.

‘I am so happy in Bilbao, I signed a new deal and performed well last season. I feel at home, but I don’t know what I will do. Nobody can tell you about the future.’

Meanwhile, Athletic Bilbao’s president, Jon Uriarte, has attempted to play down the speculation over Williams’ future.

‘Nico is very happy in Bilbao and in Athletic and has commented on this many times,’ Uriarte said.

‘We are very happy with Nico.’

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