Report: Spurs-linked winger has said ‘yes’ to La Liga club

Nico Williams has agreed to join Barcelona this summer, however, Catalan club’s move for the winger will depend on Financial Fair Play conditions according to Gerard Romero.

Nico Williams
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On the back of Williams’ stellar campaign for Athletic Club Bilbao, it has been widely reported that Tottenham are plotting a move for the winger.

Nico Williams could be on the move this summer

This includes an update from The Telegraph, who claimed back in April that the Spaniard, who has a release clause of €50m (£42.8m), is one of the top wingers on Spurs’ wishlist.

Tottenham are not thought to be the only club plotting a move for the 21-year-old, with Football Transfers reporting two weeks ago that Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain are also monitoring his situation.

Gerard Romero has now revealed via his Twitch channel that Williams has said ‘yes’ to moving to Camp Nou before the start of next season.

The journalist stated that the winger is one of the players at the top of Blaugrana’s wishlist, with the La Liga giants said to be ‘crazy’ about him.

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A move to Barcelona is of interest to Nico Williams

However, he makes it clear that Athletic Club want William’s release clause to be met and Barca have not made an approach to the Basque club yet.

Romero adds that amidst heavy competition from the Premier League, the Catalan side would have to find solutions to ease their FFP situation in order to make a move for the Spanish international.

Williams scored eight goals in 37 appearances in all competitions for Athletic last season (transfermarkt).

Spurs Web Opinion

£42m is certainly not excessive for a player of Williams’ quality and ceiling and I would not be surprised if Tottenham and a few other clubs express a willingness to activate the release clause this summer, particularly if he impresses at the Euros.

If Williams has set his heart on a move to Barcelona and a transfer can be sanctioned, it would be difficult for Tottenham to try to compete with such a move.

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