Iñaki Williams is one of the most exciting young forwards in European football. His pace and power have made him a deadly attacker and his dribbling and passing ability also see him able to create for others. He is the total package and the future of Athletic Club. His rise to prominence was expected in Bilbao due to his showings in Lezama, but now the rest of the world is beginning to take notice. With the transfer window getting ready to close in just a few hours, other clubs have turned their eyes to the 23-year-old. That being said, Iñaki has said on many occasions that he has no desire to leave Athletic Club and wants to stay for years to come.
According to a breaking report from Alfonso Herrán of AS, Borussia Dortmund are willing to pay Iñaki’s €50 million release clause and double his current wages. They have already reached out to his representatives in hopes of making the signing before the window closes.
Fans will now get to see if the Lezama product holds true to his recent statements. Over the past year he has been very vocal about not wanting to leave Athletic and his desire to become a legend at the San Mamés. He has become something of a talisman for the club and is always seen after games and training sessions talking to the fans and taking pictures. He has really embraced the role of club star and has fans very excited about the future. Now with BVB showing interest and offering a big contract, it will be up to Iñaki to decide his future. In the past he turned down offers from Juventus and Liverpool so it will be interesting to see if that trend continues.
Sources close to Athletic say that the club is very confident that Iñaki Williams will be staying at the San Mamés. He has been open with the club about his desire to stay and continue growing. The 23-year-old sees Athletic as his home after his family relocated from Africa. Since joining Lezama and rising to the first team, he has been able to take care of his family and earn the life that they had all dreamed of. Still, the offer from BVB is lucrative and enticing. Over the next few hours Iñaki Williams will have a very big decision to make and fans will be hoping that he remains committed to his boyhood club.
Update: The transfer window in Germany has officially closed with Iñaki Williams staying at Athletic Club.