Real Madrid Linked With a Move for Ghanaian Born Spanish Winger Nico Williams

Real Madrid Linked With a Move for Ghanaian Born Spanish Winger Nico Williams

  • Spanish giants Real Madrid are interested in signing Spanish-born Ghanaian teenager Nico Williams from Athletic Bilbao
  • The 20-year-old is part of Spain's UEFA Nations League squad for the games against Switzerland and Portugal
  • Nico Williams has been on the radar of the Ghana Football Association since visiting the country during the summer holidays

Real Madrid have approached Spanish side Athletic Bilbao for a possible sale of Spanish-born Ghanaian teenager Nico Williams in the upcoming summer transfer window.

The 20-year-old has been in top form in the Spanish Primera Division this season, scoring two goals and providing two assists from 6 league games for the Basque-based club.

Nico's performance over the years has reportedly attracted the attention of Premier League clubs like Tottenham, Brentford, and Brighton.

Nico Williams, Real Madrid, Athletic Bilbao
Real Madrid have targeted Nico Williams as their next summer signing. Photos by David Bustamante/Eric Alonso
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According to the Spanish press outlet Defensa Central, the reigning Champions League winners are also interested in the right winger, and they have now approached Bilbao over his availability next summer.

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Los Blancos see Nico as a future star and one who could follow the paths of Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo, who were signed at a younger age and are now the mainstays of the senior team.

Nico earned his debut call-up to Spain's senior squad and made his international debut against Switzerland on Sunday night in the UEFA Nations League.

Currently, his contract with Bilbao expires in June 2024, and his buy-out clause has been pegged at around €60m.

The 20-year-old's senior brother, Inaki Williams has decided to play for Ghana after successfully switching nationalities.

Spain Coach Luis Enrique Explains Nico Williams Selection, Relishes Final Against Ghana

Meanwhile, Sports Brief reported that Spain manager, Luis Enrique has explained why he invited Nico Williams for the UEFA Nations League games against Switzerland and Portugal.

Nico Williams received his first Spain call-up on Friday despite interest from the Ghana Football Association.

In a press conference, Luis Enrique stated the qualities of the young forward will be a great asset for Spain.

Nico Williams reveals admiration for Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan

Sports Brief earlier reported that rising star Nico Williams has revealed his utmost admiration for former Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan.

The Spanish born-Ghanaian spent the summer holidays in the country as he reconnects with his African roots.

In an interview with Tv3, the highly-rated winger disclosed that he picks inspiration from the Ghanaian legend and wants to be prolific as Asamoah Gyan.