Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been dealt a massive blow yet again in the on going transfer window with target Inaki Williams signing a contract extension with Atletic Bilbao, according to the Metro.
The Gunners were joined by rivals Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur in the race to sign the 21-year-old winger-cum-forward who officially became fastest player in La Liga, having been recorded sprinting at a remarkable 35.71 kilometres per hour in his side’s one all draw with Deportivo in 2015, quicker than both Cristiano Ronaldo (33.6) and Lionel Messi (32.5), is highly regarded as one of the most promising forwards in European football.
Bilbao are understandably delighted at the youngster’s decision to remain with them till 2021. The new deal shoots his release clause to €50 million from the modest €20 million inserted in his previous contact. Arsene Wenger was very much keen on him and sent scouts to run the rule over the 6ft 1in forward last week when he scored the only goal as his side claimed a 1-0 win over Valencia in the Copa del Rey.
The pacey striker has scored 10 times in 21 appearances in all competitions thus far this season.
Williams who became the first black player to score in the club’s 117-year history after netting against Torino last February is also a fan favourite at the club.
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