A second club is now in the race for Neco Williams and Liverpool should get their asking price, according to reports. The Reds want to sell the right-back.
This comes from the Telegraph. They claim that Nottingham Forest are in talks over a £15m deal for Neco Williams. That would make them the second club to enter discussions about the Welshman.
The Daily Mail say Fulham are talking about Williams, too, but had a £10m bid in mind. This would be Forest looking to push the Cottagers out of the running, then, by essentially meeting Liverpool’s asking price.
The Liverpool Echo have previously had that price at £15m and it appears Forest know that. But there’s every chance this turns into a bidding war.
After all, Williams was on loan at Fulham last season and did very well. We imagine they’re his preferred option for a permanent move but they’ll have to match Forest’s bid. Forest, on the other hand, will likely have to beat whatever Fulham end up offering.
And that’s nothing but good news for Liverpool. One way or another, they should at least get their asking price.
Liverpool to get Neco Williams asking price
Honestly, we were hoping that Liverpool would loan Williams out again. There’s real potential for his value to soar above £15m with a solid Premier League loan – and he’s certainly good enough to perform in the top flight.
But that now seems incredibly unlikely. Liverpool will instead push for £15m as they continue to rake in money over this transfer window. The Sadio Mané sale brings in a fair chunk, while Takumi Minamino appears set to join AS Monaco soon.
And cashing-in on Williams now does make some sense with Calvin Ramsay’s arrival as backup right-back. There just isn’t really a place for the Welshman – it’s got to be a sale or a loan this summer. And Liverpool, it seems, would prefer a sale.