Nottingham Forest have seen a bid for Liverpool defender Neco Williams rejected. According to Alan Nixon, the Reds made an opening offer of £11 million plus a further £4 million in performance-related add-ons.
Williams is set to leave Anfield this summer. Fulham and Southampton have all been quoted with interest in the right-back who is off to the World Cup with Wales in the winter.
The Liverpool academy graduate has admitted defeat in his quest to make the grade. Jurgen Klopp chose to sign Calvin Ramsey from Aberdeen this summer in a further blow to Williams.
The 23-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan with Fulham. He made 15 appearances for the Cottagers and helped them return to the Premier League by winning the title.
Liverpool will certainly want a higher fee upfront for Williams. It’s been mentioned earlier this summer that the Premier League runners-up value him at £15 million.
Williams has made 32 appearances during his Liverpool career. Ultimately, he’s been unable to oust Trent Alexander-Arnold from the reckoning and pastures new now look to await him.
The defender has a World Cup to look forward to. He will want to play plenty of football between August and November, ensuring he heads to Qatar in the best shape possible.
Interestingly, Williams wants to come to Forest. The report claims that the youngster is a big fan of Steve Cooper and is keen to link up with his squad this summer.
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The key take from this is that Williams is keen to play for Forest. As a result, it seems only natural that the Reds will return with an improved offer for the Liverpool man.
It makes perfect sense for Forest to try and sign Williams. He’s young, can play on either side and ultimately he’s still improving and will only get better in the coming years.
This news does represent a minor setback. Forest will be undeterred in their efforts though and with that in mind, another bid seems like the logical outcome here.