Inaki Williams confirms Manchester United contact

Athletic Club Bilbao forward Inaki Williams has confirmed he received an approach from Manchester United recently.

Williams – who was linked with a move to Manchester United this summer – has signed until 2028 at the Basque giants, with his new contract falling just short of the 10-year deal Real Betis gave Denilson in 1997 – a Spanish record.

“I had contact from Manchester United but I cannot tell you who it was,” Williams told Cadena Ser.

“My number one option has always been to stay at Athletic Club and to retire here. Joining Real Sociedad? No, I could never go there. 100%.”

The 25-year-old forward has spent the entirety of his career at San Mames, netting 49 goals in a total of 207 first-team appearances.

Born to Ghanaian parents, Williams grew up in the Basque Country and has become a fan-favourite at the club, while he has also been capped at international level for Spain.

Williams enjoyed a productive season in front of goal last campaign, hitting 14 goals in 41 outings for the team in what represented a return to form, while he has one in his first three this time around.

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