Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams has said that he will be honest with his current club if he chooses to leave in the summer.

The 22-year-old has been linked with a number of sides across Europe, including the likes of Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund.

“If tomorrow I had to leave I would always be very honest with Athletic. They’ve given me everything, Williams told Spanish betting site Sportium.

“Staying put is my first option right now though.”

Known for his explosive pace, Williams can play across the front line but has operated mainly as a right-winger since making his first-team debut back in December 2014.

Last season he netted 13 goals inall competitions and was reportedly monitored by Arsenal and Manchester City before he signed a five-and-a-half year contract in early 2016.

That deal included a 50 million release clause which would have to be met by any team wishing to acquire his services.

Williams is known to want to play Champions League football in the near future but it would appear that this is a long way off if he remains in Bilbao, with the Basque side currently seven points adrift of fourth-placed Atletico Madrid in the La Liga table.

Whilst the Spaniard has pledged his loyalty to Athletic for the moment, he may find his head turned in the summer should his current club be unable to match his ambitions.


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