Nottingham Forest are reportedly closing in on the capture of Liverpool right-back Neco Williams in a £15 million deal.
A recent report from The Sun has dropped an important update on Nottingham Forest’s pursuit of Neco Williams. It appears the Premier League new boys are on the verge of sealing the deal to sign the Liverpool defender, who is favouring a move to Nottingham instead of a return to Fulham.
A native of Wrexham, Williams joined Fulham in January on a short-term loan deal. He joined the Cottagers in search of a breakthrough in professional football. The Liverpool defender did not disappoint either, becoming an ever-present figure in the Fulham backline, racking up 14 league appearances.
Williams’s performances in the Championship were critical in helping Fulham secure promotion to the Premier League. The Londoners have also expressed the desire to sign the right-back on a permanent deal this summer. But it appears the Liverpool defender himself is favouring a move to Nottingham Forest.
It has essentially paved the way for the Reds to sneak into the pursuit and secure a move for Williams. The report suggests the Premier League new boys are set to fork out a fee of around £15 million. The Welshman is likely to slot in as a direct replacement for Djed Spence, who could be set for a move to a bigger club this summer.
Spence was indeed one of the rising stars in the Championship during the 2021/22 campaign, making quite an impression with his attacking prowess and athleticism out wide. To no one’s surprise, his performances have not gone unnoticed, with the youngster emerging as a target for Tottenham Hotspur, among others.
Nottingham Forest believe Neco Williams has what it takes to become an ideal replacement for Spence. The Liverpool starlet is set to become their second signing of the new season after the newly-promoted Premier League outfit brought in Taiwo Awoniyi in a big-money move from Union Berlin.
Liverpool, meanwhile, were prepared for the sale of Williams as they had brought in Scottish right-back prodigy Calvin Ramsay earlier in the summer. Jurgen Klopp is hopeful the former Aberdeen defender can live up to his expectations and give Trent Alexander-Arnold a run for his money in the coming season.