A release from LFA says the meeting being called by the Spanish club followed series of communication between the LFA and the club regarding interest by Liberia to have Inaiki Williams play for the Lone Star. Liberia is expected to be represented in the meeting by the country’s football agent in Europe Jonatthan Adama Momolu and LFA 1st Vice President Musa Shannon.
The meeting takes places on Saturday March 5, 2016 in Bilbao. Williams is the son of a Liberian mother and a Ghanaian father but a Spanish citizen by birth. He was born in Bilbao, Biscay to a Ghanaian father and a Liberian mother.
Williams joined Athletic Bilbao’s Lezama youth system in 2012 at age 16. In the same year he made his debuts as a senior, playing for the farm team which competed in Tercera División. On 25 June 2013 Williams signed a new contract with the Basque club, running until 2017, and was subsequently promoted to the reserves in Segunda División B.
After suffering a knee injury in August, he returned to activity in October, and appeared in 14 matches during the season, scoring eight goals. At the start of 2014–15, Williams scored a hattrick in a 4–0 win over SD Amorebieta, and followed this on 7 September 2014 with another treble in a 5–1 rout of SD Leioa.
Despite only playing the first half of the campaign, his 13 goals from 18 games helped the team ascend to Segunda División. On 6 December 2014, after profiting from Aritz Aduriz’s injury, Williams made his first-team – and La Liga – debut, starting in a 0–1 home loss against Córdoba CF.
He netted his first goal on 19 February of the following year, starting and contributing to a 2–2 draw at Torino F.C. for the UEFA Europa League’s roundof-32, becoming in the process the first black player to score for the club. On 17 May 2015 Williams scored his first goal in the top flight, netting a lastminute winner in a 3–2 away success over Elche CF to help Athletic come from behind 0–2.
Thirteen days later, he headed a consolation goal in the 1–3 loss to FC Barcelona in the final of the Copa del Rey at the Camp Nou. Williams scored a brace before giving away a penalty in Athletic’s 3–1 win away to Real Betis, on 1 November 2015. He repeated the feat the following match, at home against FK Partizan in the Europa League group stage (5–1).
Finding the net in his third match running, he scored “a phenomenal volley” to help beat RCD Espanyol 2–1 at the San Mamés. In late January 2016, having been scouted by the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City, Williams agreed to an extension of his contract until 2021. The deal included a €50m buyout clause.