PSV Eindhoven are interested in making a move for Liverpool right-back Neco Williams during the transfer market.
That’s according to The Daily Mail, who claim that PSV are trying to sign the Liverpool youngster.
The Reds have also reportedly received a second bid from Nottingham Forest for Williams. Having seen one bid previously rejected, Forest are said to have returned with an offer of around £16m.
This would bring them close to Liverpool’s valuation of their player. However, it reportedly isn’t inevitable that Williams will end up at Forest. As well as PSV, Fulham and Southampton are still said to be in the running.
Reds look set for full asking price to be met
After reports that Forest were the only team left in the race for Williams, this is a welcome development. It appears that Liverpool are well and truly on the track to having their asking price met.
This summer they seemingly missed out on the full amount for both Sadio Mane and Takumi Minamino. It’s nice therefore, to put one in the win column.
It isn’t done just yet, but it would look virtually impossible that the 21-year-old remains at Anfield in any capacity. According to The Mirror (19/06/22 page 79), Jurgen Klopp has been clear that Williams can go.
With Calvin Ramsay on board, and money in the bank for Liverpool, that’s absolutely fine.
Chance for Champions League football for Neco
All of the teams mentioned by The Mail would look like good fits for Williams.
But if he can get a move to PSV, now that would really be something. The Dutch side are well-versed in bringing through British talent having seen Noni Madueke become a first-team fixture for them.
They can also offer Williams the chance to potentially play regularly in Europe. They’ll be in the Champions League next season, and that would surely be more attractive to Williams than a Premier League relegation scrap.
The Premier League offers visibility, though. With the World Cup on the horizon, he may want to make himself as noticeable as possible to Wales manager Rob Page.
So far, it seems as though Forest are the ones taking the initiative with putting money on the table. Should the others send bids Liverpool’s way, Williams might have a decision to make.