Williams has made a strong start to the La Liga season, registering four assists in as many matches for Bilbao. In the previous season, he delivered an impressive 15-goal contributions in 43 appearances, which earned him his first cap for Spain in September 2022.
The 21-year-old has now notched two goals in nine appearances for the Spanish national team, including a goal and an assist in their recent 7-1 victory over Georgia in Euro 2024 qualifying.
Earlier this year, Williams reportedly turned down an opportunity to join Aston Villa and remains linked with a move to the Premier League. His contract with Bilbao is set to expire next summer, making him an enticing prospect.
Fichajes, a Spanish outlet, has reported that Liverpool and Manchester United are ready to compete with Barcelona for Williams’ signature.
The report initially discusses Barcelona’s search for a high-caliber right winger, with the potential sale of Raphinha not ruled out. Barcelona’s manager, Xavi, has expressed interest in Williams, believing he would be an ideal fit for the team.
Turning to Liverpool, it’s suggested that Jurgen Klopp is in search of a successor to Mohamed Salah, who is reportedly tempted by offers from Saudi Arabia. Klopp views Williams as an attractive candidate, and Salah’s departure could pave the way for the 21-year-old Spaniard’s signing.
Manchester United, on the other hand, is looking for a right winger who can make an immediate impact and contribute in the long term.
The situation with Antony at Old Trafford and Jadon Sancho’s struggles on the pitch, coupled with his public feud with the Dutch manager, have prompted Erik ten Hag to take action.
While Williams isn’t out of contract just yet, Ten Hag is exploring the possibility of acquiring a player to strengthen the right flank immediately.
A January move could be beneficial for all parties if Williams indicates that he doesn’t plan to extend his contract with Bilbao.
Williams could be one of the most sought-after opportunities in the market if he becomes available as a free agent.