Liverpool have raised their asking price for the sale of Neco Williams on a permanent transfer this summer.
That’s according to the Liverpool Echo, who claim that Liverpool now want £15m for the Wales international.
The Reds are reportedly preparing for an ‘influx of interest’ in the 21-year-old after his displays for Fulham and Wales.
Liverpool are said to have already fielded ‘a number of calls’ about Williams’ availability. Fulham are named as one club said to be interested in the right-back.
However, if their asking price isn’t met, the Echo claim that Liverpool will be ‘more than happy’ to keep him at Anfield.
Liverpool looking for a fair price
It’s somewhat difficult to understand why no club took Liverpool up on their £10m asking price for Williams last year.
Even last summer the youngster was already a proven quantity. Williams had played plenty of games for Liverpool and had just gained valuable experience at Euro 2020 with his country.
No team were willing to take the punt on him though. Instead, he more or less wasted six months of development before joining Fulham on loan in January.
That proved to be a huge success for Williams and for Fulham. The full-back impressed and was labelled ‘fantastic’ by manager Marco Silva via The Athletic.
After helping his temporary club to the Premier League and then qualifying for the World Cup with Wales, it’s only fair that Liverpool’s asking price has gone up.
Should no one be willing to meet it once more, you’d hope that another loan could be arranged for the Welshman.
Liverpool look likely to bring in young right-back Calvin Ramsay from Aberdeen. It wouldn’t do either player too much good to have another standing in between them and the first-team.
With interest in Williams reportedly high though, hopefully he can find himself a permanent home during the window.
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