Before the 2019 Summer Techmart in the UK closed on August 8, to replace Romelu Lukaku moved to Inter Milan, M.U unexpectedly asked to buy Inaki Williams of Athletic Bilbao. But because that time was too close to the deadline for the transfer, the Red Devils could not recruit the 25-year-old striker.
Williams recently revealed that the Red Devils have asked if he wants to move to the English Premier League. But the Spaniard then decided to stay in Bilbao: “I used to be in contact with M.U. But I cannot tell you who you contacted with. My number one priority is always staying in Bilbao and retiring here. Joining Real Sociedad? Is not. I never went to that team. I can be 100% sure of this. ”
Shortly thereafter, Williams signed a new contract for up to June 2028 with a release clause of 135 million euros. Williams’ new signing of nine years is the second longest deal in the history of world football. In 1998, Real Betis signed a 10-year contract with Denilson.
In the 2019/20 season, Inaki Williams only scored 1 goal after 3 matches in La Liga. On the Basque side, they temporarily ranked 2nd on the table with 7 points after 3 rounds. In the fourth round, taking place on September 14, Bilbao will be a guest on Real Mallorca.
Athletic Bilbao is attending the Spanish national championship football. Athlectic Bilbao is the third richly traditional club in Spain after Real Madrid C.F. and F.C. Barcelona with 8 times to win La Liga and the Copa del Rey 23 times.
The bright spots in the overwhelming campaign belonged to Athletic Bilbao, which the youngster performed well throughout the season and promoted to Liga Adelante, raising hopes that some squads could provide more than emergency backup for the team after the season. One thing for sure will be Athletic will be playing in a new stadium, San Mames Barria, albeit in a partially unfinished state.
Fernando Llorente left the club to Juventus after the Athletic board repeatedly rejected the options of any deal regarding a fee during the winter transfer window, the star sat on the bench. in Athletic and lost form. Amorebieta, who also did not play an important role in later plans, moved to Fulham.