Liverpool have early interest for Neco Williams, according to reports. The full-back is in high-demand right now.
This comes from the Liverpool Echo. They claim at least five clubs have interest in signing Neco Williams this summer.
Southampton, Burnley, Norwich City, Swansea City and Cardiff City are all ‘contemplating’ making an offer for the right-back. Liverpool will have some decisions to make.
Interest in Neco Williams
Williams didn’t play as often as he could have done last season. Injuries in defence left Jurgen Klopp reluctant to throw him into a team already lacking consistency.
Still, the 20-year-old impressed when he did play and appears to have come on a fair bit over the last 12 months. It does feel like a bit of a lost season, though.
Liverpool have decisions to make, then, and they won’t be easy. Can they truly afford to let Williams go next season? They’d surely need to sign a right-back if they did as there isn’t cover behind Trent Alexander-Arnold.
That alone will make them reluctant to sanction any kind of move. If they do, though, it’ll surely be a loan deal.
Williams is too good to sell right now – Liverpool need to see what he looks like after a year of consistent football. Maybe he can get that next season in a squad role but it’s more likely out on loan.
Then comes another question – Premier League or Championship? It would be absolutely fantastic if Williams got a full top-flight season under his belt. Nothing would do his development better.
At the same time, it feels more likely that he plays week-in, week-out in the Championship. Liverpool need to decide if they’re willing to take a chance there.
It’s all very early
Williams is at Euro 2020 with Wales so any interest right now is very early. Liverpool surely won’t agree to any deals until he’s back, for one.
But there’s also a chance that he performs at the tournament and draws more interest. Potentially better interest, too.
We’ll have to wait until Wales are out to see what happens there, though. Until then, Liverpool must decide what they want to do with Williams.