Top Spain star Nico Williams reveals what he told his friends about Chelsea interest

Nico Williams
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Athletic Bilbao star Nico Williams has been attracting interests from other clubs since last season.

Nico Williams enjoyed a fine season with Athletic Bilbao, where he scored five goals and got 11 assists in the La Liga.

The 21-year-old winger has taken his fine form into Euro 2024 for Spain, where he has been one of their best performers.

Nico Williams has now told his inner circle he does not want to hear about speculation over his future as he gets ‘distracted easily’.

“In the end, my brother [Athletic team-mate Inaki Williams] is a very important person for me. He has lived a similar situation to mine,” he told Spanish publication AS.

“He has also had offers from outside Athletic, but I said that I didn’t want to know anything about what comes from outside, about signings or stories.

“They know what I am like, the personality I have, and I don’t like to know because I get distracted easily. I prefer to focus on one thing and go for it.

“Because if one thing or another comes to me, in the end my head doesn’t work very well.

“My agent, my parents and my family know me perfectly and they know that I don’t want to hear anything until the Euros are over.

Asked whether he speaks English, Williams laughed and replied: “A little bit…”

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