Report: Liverpool near £16m sale to Premier League club but price could quickly rise even higher
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Report: Liverpool near £16m sale to Premier League club but price could quickly rise even higher

Liverpool will reportedly complete a £16m sale of Neco Williams in the coming days, according to reports. The Reds should get more, however.

This comes from the Telegraph. They claim that Liverpool will sell Neco Williams to Nottingham Forest for around £16m. Forest see this as a fantastic signing, given the right-back already has over 20 caps for his country.

£16m, however, should only be the minimum figure here. The deal is only initially worth that, with Liverpool expecting around £20m in total when all is said and done. The suggestion there is that add-ons will push the value up, presumably through appearance numbers.

It’s worth noting that Liverpool initially wanted around £15m for Williams. That’s the line from the Daily Mail, with just about every other outlet saying the same. The Reds get over that as a minimum, then, and potentially even more.

Liverpool near Neco Williams sale

Liverpool have done pretty well there and we imagine the interest from Fulham pushed Williams’ price up. He was there on loan last season but the Cottagers seemed a little reluctant to meet the £15m valuation.

That’s not to say they wouldn’t have eventually paid the money but Forest have jumped in with an even better offer. They see the true value in Williams – and we do, too.

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In fact, we’re not entirely on board with selling the Welshman just yet. His loan in the Championship boosted his value significantly and we imagine a Premier League spell will do the same. Only, now Forest stand to benefit from that rather than Liverpool.

Unless, of course, there’s a sell-on fee in there. We imagine there will be as it’s something Liverpool tend to include when selling young players. This shouldn’t be the end of this deal, then, and it’s worth keeping an eye on Williams as he embarks on his Forest adventure.

Liverpool may well benefit from him down the line.

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