Chelsea in Talks to Sign Athletic Bilbao Winger Nico Williams After Missing Out on Michael Olise

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Chelsea are in the transfer market to sign Nico Williams after they missed out on the pursuit of French winger Michael Olise.

Chelsea were heavily linked with Michael Olise and were in pole position to bring the winger to Stamford Bridge, but the player optioned to join Bayern Munich.

Chelsea have been heavily linked with Nico Williams since last season, but they chose to sign Cole Palmer from Manchester City, which turned out to be good business.

The London club were unable to sign Nico Williams due to his exorbitant wage demand and his significant release clause.

It was revealed that he has a release clause of £58 million. The youngster has been one of the most sought-after players in Europe, with clubs like Arsenal, Liverpool, Barcelona, and Newcastle all lining up for his service.

If he was to leave Athletic Bilbao, football clubs will have to pay more than his release clause because of his impressive form in the Euro 2024 with Spain. 

Nico Williams

Chelsea want to compete for silverware next season with the new manager, Enzo Maresca. Chelsea will sign more players after the completion of the signing of the Aston Villa youngster, Omari Kellyman.

Nico Williams Family

Nico’s father’s name is Felix Williams, and his mother’s name is Maria Williams. The parents are originally from Ghana, Africa. The parents were immigrants who passed through the Sahara desert in search of a greener pasture.

When the parents started the journey, Nico’s mother, Maria, was seven months pregnant with his elder brother, Inaki.

A lawyer and a Catholic member provided accommodation for them after they got to Spain. Nico’s brother, Inaki, got his name from the priest who saved his parents.

Nico’s father worked on the farm, and the mother shared the burden of taking care of the house. To make the family survive, Inaki was also working as a local referee during that period.

Nico’s brother, Inaki, now plays for the Ghana national team, while Nico plays for the Spain national team.

How old is Nico Williams?

The Spanish winger was born on July 12, 2002, in the city of Pamplona, Spain. He is currently 21 years old, with a height of 5 feet and 11 inches.

Nico Williams Stats

The winger made 149 appearances, scoring 29 goals and creating 38 assists in all club competitions. He had received 15 yellow cards and one red card so far in his career.

He made his international debut for the Spain national team on September 24, 2022. He proceeded to score two goals in 16 appearances for the country.

When will Nico Williams contract expire?

He joined the Athletic Bilbao side on July 1, 2021, signing a six-year contract with the La Liga giant. The contract with Athletic Bilbao will expire on June 30, 2027.

Nico Williams salary

He receives weekly wages of £169,291 and a yearly income of £8,800,000. However, there may be an increase in his current wages in the future if he moves to another football club.

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