Aston Villa and Liverpool target ready to leave current club this summer

Athletic Club v Atletico Madrid - Copa del Rey Semifinal
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Aston Villa target Nico Williams is ready to leave Athletic Bilbao this summer, according to a report by HITC Sport.

The 21-year-old, who has made 11 caps for the Spain national team already in his career, is also believed to be on the radar of Liverpool.

HITC Sport claim his 'representatives' have already started putting the feelers out to possible interested parties as he looks to depart his current club later this year for a new challenge elsewhere.

He was on the books at CD Pamplona and Osasuna before linking up with Athletic Bilbao back in 2013.

The youngster has since risen up through the academy ranks and was a regular at various youth levels before breaking into their first-team.

Williams has become one of their most prized assets over recent years and has made 112 appearnances in all competitions, chipping in with 18 goals, six of which have come this term.

Aston Villa could see him as someone to bolster their attacking department ahead of the next campaign. He has bags of potential and has time on his side to grow and develop further in the future.

The forward could be ideal competition up top for Ollie Watkins next season. However, the fact that Liverpool have also been mentioned mean there is expected to be competition for his signature.

Unai Emery's side drew 0-0 away at Ajax in the Europa Conference League last night and were unable to break down the Eredivisie side on their own patch in Amsterdam.