English Premier League giant Arsenal FC are keen to sign Ghanaian-Spanish forward Nico Williams in the upcoming transfer window, Sportsworldghana.com understands.
The 20-year-old is currently a part of Luis Enrique’s 26-man Spanish squad at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Williams was awarded a national call-up by Enrique due to his impressive performances for Bilbao this season. The Spaniard has already scored four goals and has assisted as many times in his 15 appearances for his club this season.
The report has revealed that Arsenal and Liverpool are among the clubs keeping a close watch on Williams. The likes of Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are also monitoring his situation. Goal claims that his contract contains a £43 million release clause, which could be tempting for his potential suitors either in January or next summer.
Arsenal have been active in their search for a new winger as Mikel Arteta needs support for Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka. The North London club have been strongly linked with Mykkhaylo Mudryk but Shakhtar Donetsk have insisted that he could cost in excess of £87 million (€100 million). This could be too expensive for the Gunners, so Williams may have been identified as a cheaper alternative.
Liverpool are also being tipped to strengthen their squad after a disappointing start to the season. The Reds have struggled without Sadio Mane so Jurgen Klopp could be eyeing Williams as the player to add some spark to his front-line.