Nottingham Forest could possibly eye a move for Manchester United man Brandon Williams, according to the Daily Mail. The youngster will be allowed to leave the Red Devils for £10 million this summer.

Williams went out on loan during the 2021/22 campaign. He endured relegation with Norwich City, making 29 appearances for the Canaries as they finished rock-bottom.

The left-sided defender is now being looked at by Forest. It’s not anticipated that he’s a top target but his ability to play on both flanks makes him attractive.

Steve Cooper will absolutely fancy signing a couple of full-backs. On the left-hand side, Max Lowe has returned to Sheffield United, whilst Jack Colback could be required in midfield next season.

Forest eye Williams move
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Forest won’t be alone in their quest to sign the Manchester United man. Recently, the Birmingham Mail suggested that Aston Villa could move to bolster their ranks with the United man.

Williams has come through the ranks at Old Trafford. He has made exactly 50 appearances for the Premier League giants, scoring once and claiming three assists.

His time at the club looks to be up though. Erik ten Hag will waltz into the club and he’s expected to ruffle some serious feathers ahead of next season.

That will likely see some big names leave the club. It will also mean that some of the club’s younger talents such as Williams will be deemed surplus to requirements too.

Forest eye Williams but he’d represent a risk

It’s clear that the Reds need wing-backs. At present they have Richie Laryea who can play on the right and that’s about it.

The beauty of Williams is that he can play in both positions. Last season he was predominantly on the left but he can deputise on the right if needed to do so.

The £43,000-a-week man didn’t exactly cover himself in glory during 2021/22 though. He’s perhaps lacking some confidence and Forest might wish to look elsewhere for now.

Williams is also more adept when it comes to playing as a full-back. Forest play with wing-backs and that doesn’t make him a natural fit for Cooper’s system.

Forest eye Williams
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The Reds are right to target him given that he is on the books at Manchester United. Still, he could need a sprinkle of Cooper’s magic to get him back on the right path.

Rumour rating: 5/10 – Some supporters will rightly hold reservations over this one.

At £10 million, he’s hardly expensive but his strongest attributes don’t exactly make him a natural fit to play at wing-back.

Williams may be on the list at Forest but he’s unlikely to be a primary target this summer as Cooper plots Premier League survival.

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