Inaki Williams

Work In Progress: Grant in close contact with Inaki Williams

Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams has been holding talks with Black Stars coach Avram Grant over the possibility of representing Ghana.

It will be recalled that back in March, the Ghana FA at a press briefing stated its readiness to press on the youngster of Ghana and Liberia roots to pledge his international future to Ghana.

And footy-Ghana reliably understands that a few weeks after that presser, the Football Association managed to establish contact with the player who has since been in touch with head coach Avram Grant.

Spokesperson of the Ghana FA, Ibrahim Sannie Daara says indeed there have been such discussions between the coach and Williams but only confirmed them as in the preliminary stage.

“I can tell you for a fact that he (Williams) has been in contact with coach Avram Grant. I don’t know how far they’ve gone but I think they are at the preliminary stages,” he said.

It is believed La Roja coach Vincente Del Bosque is already considering handing the 21-year-old a senior cap following some very impressive performances this season but the Ghana FA remain confident of winning him over.

“When players are about to make these decisions, they need a lot of thinking and time to consult families and things like that. So it will take time but we’re confident,” Sannie Daara added.

Williams, who has scored six goals in ten appearances so far this season is born to a Ghanaian father and a Liberian mother and is already featuring for the Spanish U-21 side.