Tottenham must win race for ‘bargain’ La Liga star with 20 G/A

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for Athletic Club star Nico Williams, who has turned the heads of several clubs across Europe.

According to AS, Spurs have emerged as a tempting proposition for the highly sought-after youngster alongside other Premier League clubs, and the north Londoners must move swiftly to secure his signature.

The 21-year-old has been a revelation for Ernesto Valverde’s side this season, playing a massive role as the club ended their four-decade wait for a major title after lifting the Copa del Rey.

Williams has been absolutely unplayable in the Basque club’s line-up, contributing six goals and 14 assists in 30 appearances across all competitions.

His ability to feature anywhere across the front line is also a major appeal for clubs looking to reinforce their attack, and Williams is set to be in high demand when the summer transfer window opens.

Williams would be a better acquisition than Werner

There has been plenty of talk surrounding Timo Werner’s long-term future at N17 this summer with Spurs retaining an option to sign him permanently for around £15 million.

While manager Ange Postecoglou has opened the door to potentially retaining Werner’s services, we believe there are better options on the market that the club should explore.

Werner was brought in at a time when Spurs were in dire need of some attacking reinforcement and while his time has been far from spectacular, he has certainly played his part in our push for top four.

The 28-year-old has contributed two goals and three assists in 11 Premier League games since joining the club but his performances haven’t been convincing enough to warrant a permanent transfer.

We’d be better off investing that money in a high-profile talent like Williams who has proven himself in the Spanish top flight, helping his side to a first title in nearly a decade.

The likes of Liverpool, Arsenal, and Chelsea have also been touted as possible destinations for the youngster who has a release clause valued at €50m.

If we’re looking to establish ourselves as title contenders in the near future, talents like Williams should be the focus of our recruitment team to help close the gap on the top three.