Cucurella trying to convince Williams to join Chelsea

Marc Cucurella has admitted to trying to convince Spain team-mate Nico Williams to join Chelsea amid his exploits at Euro 2024.

Williams has been instrumental for Spain, starting three of their four games and scoring a crucial goal in their last-16 victory over Georgia. His impressive spell at Athletic Bilbao, where he scored eight goals and set up a further 19, and standout displays at the Euros have made him a hot prospect in the transfer market with Barcelona and Chelsea hot on his heels.

Williams has a release clause set at £46.5 million ($59m.31m) which further makes him a desirable transfer target in an already inflated market. And Cucurella is keeping no stone unturned to convince the explosive forward to rebuff Barcelona’s approaches and make a move to Stamford Bridge.

Speaking to Spanish outlet SPORT, Cucurella said: “He is a great player, he is bringing out all his potential. “It is a source of pride that he is on our team, that he is our teammate, and with players like him, everything is easier. He would be a great signing [for Barcelona], but it all depends on what he wants. I’ve been telling him to sign for Chelsea… In the end, everything depends on him. He is very young, with a lot of experience. I think he will be a great player.”

Spain have been one of the standout teams at Euro 2024, showcasing their prowess under the management of Luis de la Fuente. Their journey has been marked by impressive victories over strong opponents like Croatia and Italy and now they are preparing to face hosts Germany in a highly anticipated quarter-final on Friday evening where both Cucurella and Williams will be in action.


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