Chelsea’s bold move for Nico Williams – Di Marzio

Chelsea’s bold move for Nico Williams – Di Marzio

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Chelsea are set to go all-in on Athletic Bilbao wonderkid Nico Williams following his brilliant performances in Euro 2024.

Williams has been one of the stars of the Euro 2024 group stages with electric performances in the wins over Croatia and Italy.

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Against the reigning champions on Thursday, Williams tore apart from Italy right-back Giovanni Di Lorenzo and set up the winner – an own goal by Riccardo Calafiori.

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And Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Chelsea have been so impressed that they are now trying to sign Williams.

Chelsea have made the signing of a top winger a priority this summer and their initial target was MIchael Olise.

However, after Olise agreed to join Bayern Munich from Crystal Palace, Chelsea have turned their attentions to Williams.

Nico Williams, Athletic Bilbao
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How much is Nico Williams release clause?

There is a €55 million release clause in Williams’ contract at Athletic.

Di Marzio reports that Chelsea are prepared to pay this amount, while meeting Williams’ salary demands won’t be a problem.

The 21-year-old Williams is considered one of the most exciting young wingers in all of Europe.

Williams is also reported to be a target for Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Until now it has been reported that Williams would prefer to continue his career in Spain for now.

He has emerged as an electric talent over the last year or so.

Blessed with lightning pace and dribbling skills, he has a promising future in the game.

After making his debut for Athletic in 2021, Williams has scored 20 goals in 122 games.

He has also scored two goals in 16 games for Spain, and travelled to the 2022 World Cup.

His brother is fellow Athletic Bilbao star Inaki Williams, who plays his international football for the Ghana national team.

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