Ashley Williams has made a name for himself with some commanding performances in a Swansea team that has impressed since coming into the Premier League.
His consistency has been lauded by experts and his hard work was rewarded when he won the Capital One Cup for the club.
The defender will bring a tenacity and quality to whichever team he joins and here we look at his qualities in detail.
Age and Experience
Williams has had his development in different tiers of English football. This can be a great learning curve for any footballer as each level provides a different set of skills and players progressing through the ranks often become more rounded footballers.
He also has good premier league experience with Swansea which will hold him in good stead when he makes the move to a bigger club. He is also 28-years-old which means that he is approaching his peak.
Swansea play a free flowing brand of football, which will help him integrate easily at any top club. He will be ready to join the first team as soon as he is transferred and will be able to display his qualities to the fullest as he has been taught in the right manor by the South Wales outfit.
A transfer to Liverpool and Arsenal have been talked about in recent weeks and he will fit well at both clubs. It seems he will get more opportunities at Liverpool to showcase his talent after the retirement of Jamie Carragher and the deteriorating levels of Martin Skrtel. While at Arsenal he will be used as a squad player because Laurent Koscielny, Per Mertesacker and Thomas Vermaelen may be ahead of him.
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