Ashley Williams' father comments on £12m Everton move

Wales' Ashley Williams

The Welshman has joined Everton from Swansea this month.

Wales' Ashley WilliamsWales' Ashley Williams

Everton recently completed a deal to sign Ashley Williams from Swansea City. The Wales international completed a deal reported by the BBC to be worth £12 million.

The move has certainly pleased plenty of Everton fans, with the club crying out for a new central-defender after the sale of John Stones to Manchester City.

It has also pleased the defender’s father.

Errol Williams is happy that Williams has made the move and revealed what Bill Kenwright said to the Welsh talisman. He told the Tamworth Herald:

"Ash is feeling very good. Ronald Koeman wanted him as did the club and they made that clear to him.

"The chairman was really good, he told Ash he had seen him at Stockport and he was the first player David Moyes and Roberto Martinez wanted and now he has finally succeeded third-time lucky with Koeman.

"Obviously it is nice for him to feel wanted. He has come from non-league and done almost everything he wanted. He has played in the Premier League, the Euro's, won a cup, been to Wembley twice.

Wales' Ashley Williams during trainingWales' Ashley Williams during training

"The only thing left for him is to play in the Champions League and, who knows, he could do that now."

It would therefore appear that Williams has been a target for Everton for some time now.

Swansea have always managed to keep hold of their captain down the years but Williams obviously felt now was the right time to make a move to Goodison Park.

Everton are certainly excited about the future currently. The club are spending big and Ronald Koeman is an exciting appointment from the club after the departure of Roberto Martinez at the end of last season.

Koeman is obviously hopeful that Williams can bring stability and class to his defence after Everton leaked goals throughout 2016-17.

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