Mikel Arteta told ‘TAKE A CHANCE’ sign brilliant £43M Spaniard!

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Steve McManaman has encouraged Arsenal to take a chance on the signing of Nico Williams this summer window

The 21-year-old has banged in seven goals and grabbed 16 assists in 34 appearances for Athletic Bilbao this season across all fronts and is a player that is attracting some of the games biggest clubs.

It is no secret that Mikel Arteta is looking to add some more quality to his attack when the transfer window opens up and is keen to bolster his squad with another winger – to help cove injuries etc.

A report from Football Transfers claims the Gunners want to add the Athletic Bilbao wideman to their ranks, but they will have to move fast because PSG are also said to be interested.

And amid all the ARSENAL speculation and rumours – and speaking to Betfred, Steve McManaman assessed Nico Williams’ future. The former Liverpool midfielder said: “If I’m being completely honest, I think he’d be mad to go to Chelsea because you just don’t know what you’re going to get with them.

“They’ve got too many players, with many of them lacking gametime, and the club is all over the place. They may change the manager, so if I was Nico Williams, I’d be very wary if Chelsea were interested.

“I don’t think he would be good enough to get into Liverpool or Manchester City’s teams, but of course he can play in the Premier League and £43 million isn’t necessarily a lot of money for Premier League teams now.

“So somebody may take a chance on him because of the price tag and the type of player he is…”

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The lad is amazing and under the guidance of Mikel Arteta – he could develop into a class winger – but the fact that he may not even be first choice means that his development could falter if he makes the move to the Premier League.


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