Aston Villa will not give up on a prospective deal for Athletic Club star Nico Williams and will continue to follow him after previously attempting to sign him.
According to AS, Aston Villa is one of the clubs that ‘insist’ on signing Athletic’s budding star.
According to the publication, every week, siren calls resonate with his name underlined in red. Aston Villa are among those interested in him and will ‘continue to pay attention’ to his status after ‘trying’ him this summer.
They are aware that the athlete will be free to deal with whomever he wishes beginning in January, as his contract is slated to expire next summer.
Athletic are working hard to avoid losing him on a free transfer, and negotiations to prolong his contract have been underway for weeks.
The various sides are gradually negotiating to tie up the loose ends of an agreement and bring their views closer together, and there is a clear plan in place.
The goal is to persuade the player to sign a new contract that is ‘not very long’ and does not significantly boost his current release clause from €50 million.
It’s a strategy the Spanish club has employed before, having signed Aymeric Laporte to a similar contract before selling him to Manchester City.
He eventually pushed for the transfer, and it remains to be seen whether Williams will do the same, especially since he has continually stated that he is content where he is.
Aston Villa, one of his pursuers, is still watching from the sidelines after their unsuccessful attempt this summer.