Inaki Williams

Inaki Williams revealed he had contact from Manchester United before signing a new long-term contract with Athletic Bilbao.

Inaki Williams

Williams emerged as a target for United during the closing days of the Premier League transfer window, with Romelu Lukaku heading to Inter.

The 25-year-old Williams, though, remained at Athletic and signed a nine-year extension with a €135million release clause.

Reflecting on the August speculation, the Spain forward told Cadena Ser: “I had contact from Manchester United but I cannot tell you who it was.

“My number one option has always been to stay at Athletic Club and to retire here.

“Joining Real Sociedad? No, I could never go there – 100 per cent.”