In a recent report, AS stated that Real Madrid have joined the race to land Athletic Bilbao winger Nico Williams. It has been claimed that Los Blancos could face competition in the form of Manchester City, Liverpool and Barcelona in pursuit of the Spanish international.
Williams’ Decent Run Of Form In La Liga
Williams is enjoying a decent campaign at the Spanish club as he has already put in a run of productive performances for them in the opponent’s half. The 21-year-old has banged in one goal and picked up five assists in ten matches for Bilbao this season across all fronts.
The Spanish youngster has been a good performer in the final third based on his average of 1.7 shots, 2.1 key passes and 2.5 clearances per 90 minutes in La Liga. He has even been tidy with his ball distribution after making 78% of his attempted passes in top-flight football (stats via whoscored).
Williams is under contract at Athletic Bilbao until the end of this season. Hence, Los Blancos could potentially sign him on a free transfer next summer if they can find a way to win the race for his services.
Should Real Madrid Go For Williams?
Williams is a good dribbler with the ball at his feet and can make a few promising runs with the ball out in the wide areas. He has got the eye to play some decisive passes in the final third and can shoot the ball with venom and accuracy from long range. The Spaniard is primarily a left-winger but can also function as a right-sided wide player if needed.
Williams would bring more firepower to Real Madrid‘s frontline. He has what it takes to earn a regular starting spot at the Madrid club in the coming seasons. At 21, the Spanish wing wizard has the potential to become a future star at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in the long run.
Williams would help the Madrid giants challenge across all competitions over the next few seasons. Thus, it makes sense for Los Blancos to try and sign him on a free transfer at the end of this campaign. He already knows La Liga well by now and won’t take much time to settle into life at the Bernabeu.