Garforth prospect Williams rejects Middlesbrough, Everton offers

Garforth Town youngster Duncan Williams is resisting Premiership offers.

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Williams plays right midfield for Garforth Town, has turned down advances from Middlesbrough, Everton and Bolton Wanderers and refuses to be paid.

"I want to become the first player in the Premier League who does not have a wage," he told The Times. "I don't think it's right that you get paid for doing something you love when there are people being killed all over the world."

At the moment, any earnings Williams would normally have collected go towards the Lesonn Foundation, a Leeds-based charity that works with disadvantaged children. Williams does not want to play for clubs such as Middlesbrough because he likes the ethos of Garforth, who promote Brazilian-type, skills-based football.

"I'm thinking about university but want to make sure I can still play for Garforth," he said. "I'm not interested in money. I love playing. And maybe I can get to the top here."

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