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Barcelona make €50 million speedster a priority, in talks with his camp



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It is no secret that Barcelona currently can’t sign any new players due to financial constraints. However, they are targeting specific priorities once they can make moves again.

According to a report from SPORT, first on their list is securing a defensive midfielder, something they might have closed with the acquisition of Guido Rodriguez, followed by Athletic Bilbao winger Nico Williams. 

They believe he is the right choice to boost their forward line, and discussions are underway, waiting for the club to resolve their issues and make a move.

Barça recognize a need for more dynamism on the left wing, and Nico stands out among available options due to his youth, talent, and potential. 

His transfer fee is €50 million, a reasonable amount for his skills and age. Ideally, Barcelona would prefer to sign him for free, but they accept his recent contract renewal with Bilbao means they will need to pay a fee to acquire him.

Nico Williams – A favourite at Barcelona

Nico’s name has garnered widespread support at Barça due to his profile, age, cost, speed, language skills, and familiarity with La Liga. 

Nico Williams is interested in joining Barcelona. (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO/AFP via Getty Images)

Despite Nico’s recent contract extension with Bilbao, talks between Barcelona and Nico’s camp have been ongoing. Both parties share a mutual desire for the move, but concrete progress has been slow. 

It is said that the young winger enjoys his time in Bilbao but wants to grow further, and Athletic’s absence from the Champions League next season might encourage him to leave. While the Premier League is an attractive option, playing for Barça excites him.

Talks are going well

Barcelona are said to be optimistic about finalizing the deal, thanks to their good relationship with Nico’s camp, with whom they are in constant talks, and the club is determined to convince him he can play a key role in the team’s future. 

As for Xavi, he considers him a top target and has kept him on his radar for a while. Although Barcelona could not sign him earlier, they believe a successful deal is now possible with effort.

From the club’s standpoint, resolving economic and fair play issues quickly is essential to secure a defensive midfielder and then Nico. 

Completing the transfer early in the summer would send a clear message to other forwards in the squad. The hope is to finalize the deal before the Euros, but economic constraints continue to dictate the timeline. 

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