‘This Club Is Such A Joke’ ‘Fair Enough, He Wants 300K A Week’ Liverpool Fans Discuss James Pearce’s Transfer Update

Athletic Bilbao winger Nico Williams “is not under consideration” as a transfer target for Liverpool, according to journalist James Pearce.

Writing in The Athletic‘s Transfer DealSheet column, Pearce said that the club are considering strengthening their options in wide areas but they don’t need to reinforce the left flank where Williams likes to play.

Some supporters on X are not happy that the Merseyside club have opted against signing Williams, while others are not surprised considering the forward’s wage demands:

What has Williams said about his future?

The 21-year-old has impressed with his performances for Spain at the European Championships and the existence of a €58m (£49m) release clause in his contract has prompted speculation that he could leave Bilbao this summer. However, speaking to reporters at the weekend, the winger played down talk of a transfer:

“I signed a new contract with Bilbao a few weeks ago, and I feel very happy there… It’s very strange to get questions about my future now. I am very happy where I am.”

Williams could still join another Premier League team even if Liverpool drop out

The buyout clause means a move cannot be completely ruled out and, if he doesn’t join the Reds, another English team could take advantage.

Both Chelsea and Arsenal have also been mentioned as potential suitors. However, as some fans have pointed out, any deal could be scuppered by his sizeable salary.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.