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Sources: Manchester United’s stance on Nico Williams following Spain wonder-goal in Euro 2024



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Manchester United still highly rate Spanish talent Nico Williams following his exceptional performances at the 2024 European Championships.

Nico Williams has been one of the brightest young players at the 2024 European Championships so far, starring in a Spain team that has won all four of its fixtures.

Manchester United have been long-time admirers of the 21-year-old Athletic Bilbao winger, with Williams attracting interest from across Europe over the last 12 months.

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Back in January, UtdDistrict revealed that club scouts see Williams as an ideal option for Manchester United for the summer transfer window. Williams has been on the club’s radar for an extended period of time.

We reported that club scouts favour Willimas as a ‘versatile’ forward signing at Old Trafford, and Erik ten Hag also admires the young La Liga star.

Since then, as mentioned above, Williams has continued to shine for both club and country and scored a stunning goal as Spain brushed past Georga in the Euro 2024 round of 16.

As of Monday afternoon, Nico Williams is a player that the club’s recruitment staff still highly rate. This is significant as the recruitment department has had a change in leadership, with Dan Ashworth, Jadon Wilcox, and new Head of Recruitment Christopher Vivell set to take influence the department.

However, it must be noted that any potential move for the winger would not become concrete until the club confirms multiple outgoings, which is the current priority.

Jon Uriarte, president of Bilbao, recently addressed the rumours surrounding Williams so far this summer.

“We have impressive talent in the squad. When things are like this, it’s normal that there are players who arouse interest, but we’re not here to talk about rumours,” Uriate told reporters.

“Nico is happy in Bilbao and at Athletic, and we’re very happy with Nico. We don’t worry about or pay attention to rumours. We’re focused on creating an attractive project for all our players, fighting for titles and competing in Europe.”

He then added: “The club has room for economic manoeuvre to sign players. We had to be able to ensure that the investment did not penalise the expenses. We had to balance the accounts and boost the income.

“That has been our way of acting. At the club, we are always aware of what is on the market and identify opportunities.”

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