Man City target rebuffs Premier League move
However despite being scouted by the champions, a bid is still some way off as the Welshman looks to establish himself in the Palace first-team.
In an interview with Daily Mirror, the 19-year old claimed he has a lot more to accomplish at Selhurst Park before he even thinks of moving on.
He cited the example of former colleagues Nathaniel Clyne and close friend Wilfried Zaha- who both made in excess of 100 appearances before making moves to Manchester United and Southampton respectively.
“It’s nice to have that kind of story about me but I’m contracted to Palace and my main aim is getting us into the Premier League for next season.
“I enjoy every minute at Palace, it’s been great, and I signed a new deal at the end of last season.” He signed a new five-year contract last May.
“I never expected to play one game let alone 40-odd and hopefully I can get to the 100 mark like Wilf and Clyne and the other academy youngsters. That would be amazing.”
Team-mate Dean Moxey is just one of the Under-21 international’s advocates, telling the Sun that Palace have another gem on their hands in the shape of Williams.
“Williams is fantastic and it was a lift to have him back in the fold” he enthused,
“He was flying before, and watching him come back in training you know he has the biggest future.”
“Yet he is such a down to earth lad.”
In November 2011, Williams suffered a broken fibula in his right leg whilst on Under-21 duty with Wales which forced him to miss most of last season.
He was also hauled off with a calf strain in Palace’s final pre-season friendly with Reading prior to the current campaign, during which he has made 23 appearances and has laid on six goals for his team-mates.