Liverpool right-back Neco Williams wants his loan switch to Fulham to be made permanent, with the Championship side looking likely to get promoted.
According to Football Insider, Neco Williams is set to inform Liverpool of his desire to make his loan move to Fulham permanent in the summer. The Welsh full-back has enjoyed a productive time at Craven Cottage, and he could be available at a reasonable price in the next window.
Neco Williams is one of those developmental stars who needs to play regularly to become a more reliable player. He has found it hard to get a proper breakthrough at Liverpool, with Trent Alexander-Arnold, widely considered one of the best right-backs in the game currently, in his path.
Hence, it becomes difficult to envisage Williams or any other star in world football will dislodge Alexander-Arnold off his spot. Therefore, the choice becomes either to remain at Liverpool and play second-fiddle to the English international or find another club where the chances of playing regularly are high.
In Williams’s case, the second option seems to be appealing to the 20-year-old Wales international, who has excelled since joining Fulham in January. After initially planning to sell him in the winter window, Liverpool agreed to send the young right-back on loan to the Championship, which has seemingly further increased his value.
Liverpool are reportedly demanding £12 million for Williams after his impressive displays with Fulham, where he has notched up two goals and as many assists in nine appearances. The promotion hopefuls are keen on making the right-back’s move permanent and could discuss the same with the Reds in the close season.
With there being little chance of Williams playing at Anfield regularly, Fulham could become the best option for him next season. The Championship leaders are favourites to get promoted and can offer the Welsh ace a chance to play regularly in the Premier League. The 20-year-old is willing to inform Liverpool of his decision and pave the way for Fulham to negotiate a deal.
Having been selected to represent Wales at an early age, Williams is keen on representing his country and cementing his position under manager Rob Page. Playing week in week out would thus become a necessity, and given that he has not been selected regularly by Jurgen Klopp in the past, his final decision could be easy.