Liverpool reject the opening offer for Neco Williams, according to reports. They will hold out for their full asking price.
This comes from the Daily Mail. They claim that Liverpool have rejected the opening offer for Neco Williams from Nottingham Forest.
Their reasoning is simple, too – Liverpool want their full asking price for the player and believe they’ll get it. That price is £15m, which goes along with just about every report on Williams over the last month.
Forest aren’t the only ones looking to sign the Welshman, either. Fulham, Southampton and PSV Eindhoven also want him and all three are interesting options.
Fulham is an obvious choice, of course, as Williams spent the latter half of last season there and helped the Cottagers win the Championship. They are looking at Djibril Sidibé, however, after he left AS Monaco on a free transfer.
Southampton are the most established Premier League side and can offer a starting role at right-back. The big question there is what would happen in 2023 when Tino Livramento returns from his ACL injury.
And PSV might be the most interesting of the lot. They’re a club that fights for the Eredivisie title and develop players incredibly well. But they’ve also just picked up former Liverpool youngster Ki-Jana Hoever on loan, who offers them a right-back.
We also question whether they’re in any position to spend £15m on Williams.
Liverpool reject Neco Williams offer
We like Williams a lot and he’s a player who just keeps improving every time he moves up a level. There’s a reason, after all, that Jurgen Klopp once labelled him a ‘machine’. The right-back has a knack for working hard.
Williams is definitely worth £15m in our books but will other teams see it that way? We don’t necessarily see it as a bad thing if they don’t because another loan move could increase his price even further.
With that in mind, sending him to Fulham or PSV for a short spell could end up being beneficial, even if it’s still a little risky. We’ll have to see what Liverpool think, then. We support them sticking rigidly to that price, though.