Report: Martinez pursuing ambitious deal to bring Inaki Williams to Everton

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Everton are reportedly pursuing a move for Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams.

According to Tutto Mercato Web, Everton are tracking Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams ahead of a potential move for the Spaniard.

Williams, 21, was born in Bilbao to Ghanaian and Liberian parents, meaning he is eligible to represent three different countries - yet, unsurprisingly, he chose Spain as the country to represent.

After 21 goals in 32 games for Bilbao Athletic, Williams has been brought up to the Athletic Bilbao first team, and he rose to prominence last season by scoring in the Europa League, becoming the first black player to ever score for Bilbao.

With three goals in eight games this season, Williams has continued to impress, and is considered to be one of the most promising young wonderkids in Spanish football as a result of his displays for Bilbao.

Yet, just as Bilbao lost the likes of Javi Martinez, Ander Herrera and Fernando Llorente, they could now lose Williams, with interest building in his signature.

Tutto Mercato Web report that Everton and their Spanish boss Roberto Martinez are now looking at the possibility of moving for Williams, in a bid to add more attacking firepower.

The Toffees do have Romelu Lukaku and Arouna Kone in attack, but the pace of Williams - and his ability to play up front or outwide - could make him a dangerous option at Goodison Park.

Bilbao, considering their transfer policy of only signing Basque players, are unlikely to want to sell one of the most promising Basque players in recent years, but the lure of the Premier League has been proven in recent months, and the chance to work under a Spanish boss in England could be appealing to Williams.

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