Athletic rewards Williams with contract until 2025

Athletic Bilbao has tied Inaki Williams down to a contract that runs until 2025 and could see his release clause rise to €108million.

Inaki Williams in action for Athletic Bilbao against Real Madrid.   -  Getty Images

Inaki Williams has put pen to paper on a mammoth seven-and-a-half-year contract extension with Atheltic Bilbao.

The 23-year-old winger was previously linked with a switch to Liverpool but has committed his long-term future to the Basque club, where he is now tied until 2025.

Williams' new contract includes a release clause of €80million that will progressively rise until it reaches €108m, figures which exceed the fee required to take star centre-back Aymeric Laporte away from Athletic.

The news will come a boost to fans with goalkeeper Kepa, whose deal expires at the end of the season, heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid.

Williams has featured in all 19 of the club's La Liga outings this season, contributing four goals and three assists.

He also scored twice as Athletic progressed to the knockout stages of the Europa League, where it will play Spartak Moscow in the last 32.

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