In a bid to address their goal-scoring struggles, Manchester United is prioritizing reinforcements for their frontline in the upcoming year.
Antony and Marcus Rashford’s below-par performances, coupled with Jadon Sancho’s reported fallout with Erik ten Hag, suggest a revamp is on the horizon.
Additionally, with Anthony Martial entering the final year of his contract and the club opting not to extend it, his departure appears imminent.
According to reports from Fichajes, United has set their sights on Williams as a potential replacement for Martial, and they are prepared to make a significant effort to secure his services.
The club is reportedly willing to make a substantial investment, offering around £86 million to convince Athletic Bilbao to part ways with their star player under Ernesto Valverde.
Williams to Manchester United
Although Williams’ contract was set to expire this season, he recently inked a new deal that extends until 2028.
This places Athletic Bilbao in a strong position to demand a substantial fee for the departure of their star player next summer.
The decision to cash in on Williams may hinge on whether United submits an offer in the ballpark of £86 million.
Williams, a versatile winger comfortable on either flank, brings speed, strength, technical prowess, and an ability to navigate past opposition defenders.
His skill set includes creating chances for teammates and clinical finishing. Given his talent and promising potential, securing Williams’ signature next year would be a significant coup for Manchester United.
The looming question is whether the Red Devils will indeed make a concrete move to acquire the Spanish international in the upcoming transfer window.