Two English clubs rival Barcelona for the services of Nico Williams

Athletic Club could face an uphill battle to keep Nico Williams beyond 2024.

The coach of the Basques, Ernesto Valverde, has confirmed that his club is aware of the increased interest from other clubs in Williams, who is one of the most valued players in the Spanish championship.

Barcelona are reportedly preparing to target a move for him as a free agent next summer, with the 21-year-old a key target for the Catalan club.

According to reports from foreign media, Williams is attracting interest from two Premier League clubs, one of which is Liverpool.

Manchester United are also in the running to sign Williams, as the Red Devils are evaluating options to replace Jadon Sancho and Antony at Old Trafford.

Sancho has been linked with a move to Barcelona after being suspended from the United squad due to strict disciplinary rules imposed by Erik Ten Hag, while Antony is currently not training with the rest of the squad due to ongoing investigations. being charged with sexual harassment