Aston Villa, aiming to strengthen their attacking lineup in the upcoming transfer window, reportedly targets Athletic Bilbao’s Inaki Williams, as revealed by Football Insider.
Villa manager Unai Emery is particularly interested in securing the services of the versatile Spanish star.
Williams has been a consistent presence for Athletic Bilbao, featuring in 13 league games and contributing to eight goals in the current season. While primarily deployed as a right winger recently, he possesses the ability to play as a number nine.
Despite various past interests, Athletic Bilbao has successfully retained their star striker. However, the situation might change in the upcoming transfer window, with Aston Villa expressing a keen interest in acquiring Williams.
Unai Emery, having closely observed Williams during his time in Spain, holds a high regard for the 29-year-old. Emery believes that Williams could be an excellent addition to the Villa squad, and the player’s age is not a deterrent, given the manager’s preference for immediate impact.
Villa’s objective in signing a new forward is to provide additional support to their primary goal scorer, Ollie Watkins, who has already netted 11 times in the ongoing season. While Watkins is in exceptional form, the English club aims to reduce its heavy reliance on him by securing additional attacking options.