Inaki Williams Shows Younger Brother 'Deep Love' After Extending Athletic Bilbao Contract

Inaki Williams Shows Younger Brother 'Deep Love' After Extending Athletic Bilbao Contract

Lukman Mumuni
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Inaki Williams celebrated his brother Nico Williams after earning a new deal
  • Nico Williams has signed a new contract extension at the Spanish club
  • The brother will line up for Athletic Bilbao in the game against Rayo Vallecano

Ghana striker Inaki Williams shared an emotional moment with his younger brother, Nico Williams, following the extension of his contract at Athletic Bilbao.

Despite interests from Real Madrid and Barcelona, Nico decided to sign a new deal with the Basque-based club.

The younger Williams extended his stay at Bilbao until the summer of 2027.

Inaki Williams, Nico WIlliams, Athletic Club. La Liga
Inaki Williams and his younger brother Nico Williams share a moment together after contract extension. Credit: @AthleticClub
Source: Twitter

In a heartwarming moment shared on social media, Inaki was around for his brother, showing incredible support and love for Nico Williams.

"I'm very happy to be here in Bilbao and to stay with this great family," said Nico Williams, as quoted by Athletic Club on social media.
"I've been here since I was 11. This is a dream come true. Now I have to keep working hard."

The 21-year-old is only four games away from reaching a century of appearances for the Rojiblancos, and currently leads the assists chart at the club this season, with seven in La Liga.

His senior brother, Inaki has been the club's livewire, scoring six goals in La Liga in the ongoing campaign.

Ernesto Valverde rues absence of Inaki Williams for AFCON 2023

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Athletic Bilbao coach Ernesto Valverde is looking for options ahead of the departure of red-hot striker Inaki Williams for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Williams will join the Black Stars in January for his first Nations Cup at the tournament in Ivory Coast.

The Spain-born forward has been Athletic Bilbao's main man this season, scoring six league goals, including the equalizer against Girona on Monday night.

Inaki Williams dedicates first Ghana goal to grandfather

Sports Brief also reported that Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams dedicated his first Ghana goal to his 91-year-old grandfather, who convinced him to play for the Black Stars.

Williams switched nationalities in 2022 to represent the country of his parents despite making a few appearances for Spain, where he was born.

The 29-year-old scored his debut Ghana goal as the Black Stars defeated Madagascar to get off to a winning start in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.