Insider sends message to Liverpool about top 22-year-old La Liga striker

Terry Gibson believes reported Liverpool target Inaki Williams would be a great Premier League signing this summer

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Inaki Williams would be the perfect signing for any Premier League club looking to recruit a top striker, according to Terry Gibson.

The Athletic Bilbao forward has been regularly linked with a move to Liverpool over the past 12 months following his excellent La Liga performances.

Jurgen Klopp is thought to be in the market to sign a striker given Daniel Sturridge’s well-documented injury problems and Divock Origi’s loss of form.

Williams, 22, scored five goals and made six assists in 38 appearances in La Liga last season to help Bilbao secured a finish in the top half of the table.

The Bilbao-born forward has even earned a call-up to the Spain national team and made his first and only appearance in a 3-1 win against Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2015.

Speaking to Sky Sports about reports linking Williams with a move to the Premier League this summer, former Chelsea star Gibson said:

“Talent-wise, I can see him in the Premier League. As with all the Athletic Bilbao players he has a great attitude.

“He’s got skill, very quick, I’d have liked to have seen him score more goals this season, but in fairness to him he hasn’t always played as a central striker, where I believe he is best.

“I would suggest any club in the Premier League who wants a top striker, young and still full of potential, he’d be the type of striker you could get 10 or 15 goals from playing in a central position.”

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Williams has netted 24 times in 111 games in all competitions over the past three seasons in the Athletic Bilbao first-team.

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