Liverpool will reportedly have “another chance” to land Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams this summer, although they may face competition from Borussia Dortmund.
According to Mundo Deportivo (h/t Annie Eaves of Sport Witness), the two clubs will both be in receipt of some significant fees, having sold Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele, respectively; the pair are said to be serious transfer targets for Barcelona.
Williams is reportedly a target for both clubs, although he could cost €50 million (£45 million), which is the value of the buyout clause in his contract.
As Ed Aarons of the Guardian noted, the forward was looking to increase his buyout clause earlier in the transfer window:
Inaki Williams's agent is ready to open talks with Athletic Bilbao over extending forward's £43m release clause. Liverpool have an interest
— Ed Aarons (@ed_aarons) June 2, 2017
In terms of style, if Coutinho were to leave Liverpool, Williams wouldn’t be a direct replacement. The Athletic man’s game is all about pace, as he can leave defenders in trouble with his acceleration. He’s more comparable to Mane or Salah.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp recently told Sky Sport Deutschland the club will not be looking to cash in on Coutinho, as there is “no price limit to let him go” (h/t the Guardian) That means it would be a major surprise if the Reds did end up with Williams this summer.