We’re not ‘snatching’ Nico Williams from Ghana – Spain coach Luis Enrique
Spain head coach Luis Enrique has explained that his side is not rushing to take away Nicholas Williams from Ghana after handing him his first national team call-up.
The younger brother of Inaki Williams, who has also received his maiden Black Stars call-up, was named in the Spain squad for their friendlies against Switzerland and Portugal this month.
Nico Williams came to Ghana with his brother Inaki when the latter was wrapping up the processes to complete his nationality switch from Spain to Ghana.
The 20-year-old Athletic Club forward was also linked with a Ghana switch but looks like the Black Stars are set to lose out on the talent to Spain.
Enrique is explaining that the Spanish national team has been tracking Nico for some time and were not rushing to call him first ahead of Ghana.
“I’m not doing this to stop from him going with Ghana; he’s young and a very interesting player,” Enrique said, as quoted by British newspaper, the Guardian.
“He’s playing more often with Athletic now. He’s progressing wonderfully. I like him enormously. We’ve had him in the junior squad and have been following him for a long time.
“I reckon the family will be delighted: imagine the party if they both go to the World Cup. And they reach the final, well, that would be the absolute business.”