Manchester United target signs new nine-year contract - but he can still be bought for this price

Inaki Williams

Athletic Club striker Inaki Williams has signed a new nine-year contract at San Mames.

Williams was linked with a move to Manchester United (opens in new tab) before the Premier League's transfer window closed on Thursday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was reportedly weighing up an offer (opens in new tab) for the 25-year-old, who he earmarked as a potential replacement for Inter (opens in new tab)-bound Romelu Lukaku.

However, United's hopes of landing Williams in January or next summer have been harmed by his decision to extend his deal in the Basque Country.

The forward has committed his future to Athletic by signing a contract which runs until 2028.

Williams' release clause has also risen to £125m, potentially putting him out of the reach of the Red Devils.


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Greg Lea

Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).