Inaki Williams: Athletic Bilbao striker signs nine-year contract

Williams (left) broke into the Athletic Bilbao first team in 2014
Williams (left) broke into the Athletic Bilbao first team in 2014

Athletic Bilbao striker Inaki Williams has signed a nine-year contract with the Spanish club.

Williams, 25, has signed until 2028 and his new deal includes a 135m Euro (£125m) release clause.

The contract is one of the longest ever handed to a player but does not surpass the 10-year agreement Real Betis handed Brazilian winger Denilson in 1998.

Williams said: "Hopefully great things can come because what I want to make this club bigger, if possible."

"This, as you can see, is my house, and all I want, I have it here. The club has always bet on me, it has given me everything, I feel it is my home."

Williams, who made his senior debut for Athletic Bilbao in 2014, was linked with a move to Manchester United during the transfer window.

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