Transfer Liverpool recruitment team discussed a ‘few months ago’ hints at first summer signing

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Liverpool have been tipped by various reports to invest in a new wide man this summer.

One that may have already caught the eye, judging by internal discussions reported on X (formerly Twitter) by Fabrizio Romano, is that of Spain international Nico Williams.

The Athletic Bilbao star has already impressed in the 2024 European Championship after amassing 27 goal contributions in 37 games (across all competitions) in 2023/24.

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Williams’ current terms are set to expire in the summer of 2027.

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How much will Williams cost clubs?

Williams is attracting heavy Premier League interest – (Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP via Getty Images)

The Spaniard is believed to have a release clause worth £47m in his contract, according to talkSPORT.

A veritable snip for the highly-rated 21-year-old footballer.

What would Williams bring to Liverpool?

The right-footed left winger would importantly bring a goal threat to Arne Slot’s Reds not to mention a welcome level of dynamism.

FBref have the attacker down as one of the most lively wide men in the sport. He registers in the 93rd percentile for progressive carries and 94th percentile for successful take-ons compared to his peers in Europe’s top five leagues.

There are plenty of touches in the opposing penalty box (80th percentile) but there’s most certainly room for improvement here and with regard to Williams’ goal threat.

At only 21 years of age, however, you’d only expect the Bilbao star to get deadlier with age.

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