Chelsea cool interest in Nico Williams as Liverpool line up move

Chelsea have been linked with a move for 21-year-old Athletic Club Bilbao winger Nico Williams in recent weeks.

According to a report from Fichajes, Chelsea have now decided to abandon their pursuit of Nico Williams. The 21-year-old Spanish international who is thought to be on the radar of Liverpool and Barcelona as well.

Williams had a fantastic 2023/24 season with Athletic Club, and he contributed towards 27 goals in all competitions. There is no doubt that he would have been a quality acquisition for Chelsea, who need attacking reinforcements.

It will be interesting to see Chelsea decide to move on to other targets now. They need to improve their attacking unit if they want to do well next season. The player has been linked with clubs like Liverpool and Barcelona as well, and Chelsea’s decision to walk away from the transfer will certainly come as a boost for the other two clubs.

The winger is valued at €58 million due to a release clause in his contract, and Liverpool certainly have the financial muscle to get the deal done. Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah are the only natural wingers at the club and Liverpool need more depth in the wide areas.

In addition, both players have been linked with exits from the club, and Liverpool might need to plan for a future without them. Signing Nico Williams this summer could prove to be a wise decision.

Barcelona might be priced out of a move

Barcelona need a quality winger as well, but the reported €58 million valuation could prove to be a problem. They are going through financial difficulties, and they might not be able to out muscle Premier League clubs in the race for the Spanish international.

The opportunity to play In the Premier League could be quite exciting for the Spanish attacker, and it remains to be seen where he ends up. Williams has the explosive pace, technical ability, and physicality to succeed in English football, and he could transform the likes of Liverpool in the attack.

Williams has proven himself in La Liga and he will look to make an instant impact in the Premier League and compete for major trophies. It will be interesting to see where he ends up. He will look to join an ambitious club capable of competing for trophies consistently.

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