Barcelona agree personal terms with Nico Williams

Barcelona have agreed personal terms with Spanish star Nico Williams as they work to bring the winger to Camp Nou this summer, according to reports.

The Spanish giants have been long admirers of the Athletic Club player and have now reached an ‘agreement in principle’ with the Euro 2024 star.

The report has revealed a meeting between Barca and Williams’ agent Felix Tainta, during which an agreement was made.

The club must now turn their attention the small matter of his hefty release clause, which sits at around €58m.

Despite financial concerns at the club, Barca remain confident in their ability to sign the player, with president Joan Laporta confirming the Catalan’s ‘commitment’ to the 21-year-old.

“Obviously I like him, a lot,” Laporta told El Mati de Catalunya Radio. “Today we can afford to sign Nico Williams. We can cope with a signing like Nico’s.

“We are working with [Hansi] Flick on possible signings. Now we have to leave [sporting director] Deco to close the operations we are working on. Soon we will be able to announce some good news with regard to the financial [issues], and we will be back within La Liga’s Fair Play limits. And that will allow further good news in terms of [signings].”