With the dismantling of the front three, including Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, only Mohamed Salah, the Egyptian international, remains. However, strong interest has been received from Saudi Arabia, so it would not be surprising to see movement in the transfer market next summer.
A number of wingers have been mentioned in the media as potential successors to the Egyptian King, including Athletic Bilbao’s Spanish international Nico Williams. The 21-year-old winger is a promising prospect who is gaining recognition in Spain.
The winger, who is under contract until 2024, insisted Athletic Bilbao president Jon Uriarte that he has no intention of letting go of the talented player and that he would be able to offer an attractive project for the player.
“[The rumours are] a recurring theme,”
“In Bilbao, we have peace of mind. We want an attractive project for Nico and other players, as with another youngster Unai Gomez.”
“We trust that Nico will find the project attractive, and we think that’s how it’s going to be. His family is loyal to Athletic. [Staying] is the best for his career. As for possible rumours, we have no idea.”DAZN
He lacks scoring ability, which is a bit different from what Liverpool is looking for. If possible, a left-handed winger who can cut in from the right wing is the top priority and seems unlikely to land at Anfield.
In terms of the Premier League, will the young winger, who is also of interest to Arsenal, decide to stay at Bilbao or step into a new challenge in England?