Newly-promoted side Fulham are reportedly leading the race to sign Liverpool defender Neco Williams.
Football League World report that Fulham are leading the race for the signature of Liverpool right-back Neco Williams. Nottingham Forest are also tracking the defender but the Cottagers seem to be the frontrunners for the Welshman’s signing for now.
The Liverpool youth product reportedly doesn’t feature in Jurgen Klopp’s plans for the upcoming season. Moreover, the Reds are also set to add Calvin Ramsay from Aberdeen to deputise for Trent Alexander Arnold in the right-back spot.
Ramsay’s arrival would send Williams further down the pecking order and he is thus expected to leave for greener pastures this summer. He still has three years left on his contract with the Merseyside giants but it looks highly unlikely that he will stay at the club for that duration.
The 21-year-old spent the second half of the recently-concluded season on loan at Fulham in the Championship and made 14 league appearances for them, in which he scored and assisted twice each. Marco Silva was impressed by the youngster’s performance and is now eager to sign him permanently.
But the Cottagers will have to fend off interest from fellow promoted side Nottingham Forest for Williams’ signature. The latter are also on the lookout for a right-sided wing-back after reportedly failing to convince Djed Spence to make his stay permanent.
Spence spent the last season on loan with Nottingham Forest from Middlesbrough and was highly impressive, also making the Championship team of the season. Forest were eager to sign him permanently following their promotion to the English top-flight but Tottenham Hotspur have seemingly trumped them in the chase for Spence.
Thus Steve Cooper’s side now turned their attention towards Williams, who is closing in on an Anfield exit. However, as things stand, it is Fulham who are ahead of Nottingham Forest in the race for the Welsh international. Liverpool reportedly value the defender at £12 million, and it remains to be seen whether either club is ready to meet the Premier League giants’ demands.