Liverpool defender Neco Williams has agreed on terms with Nottingham Forest, according to Football Insider.
The 21-year-old is now ready to commit to the Reds if a fee can be agreed between the two clubs.
Williams has been told that he’s allowed to leave Liverpool this summer and the player is happy to depart Anfield.
Fulham were keen on re-signing the player they had on loan last season; with Southampton also monitoring his situation.
Now, it seems as though the player wants a move to the City Ground with Williams happy with Forest’s proposal.
The stumbling block right now appears to be the fee, with Forest seeing one bid rejected.
It was claimed last week that an initial fee of £11 million with £4 million in add-ons was rejected by the Champions League finalists.
Liverpool want a higher initial payment and it remains to be seen whether or not Forest will return with another offer.
Williams has a decent amount of experience for such a young player.
As well as the 15 appearances he made for Fulham, he’s also played 33 times for Liverpool.
Williams will want to play ahead of the World Cup which will take place in Qatar during the winter.
He will be hoping to be part of the first Wales squad to reach the finals since 1958 and he will have a desire to add to his 21 caps.
Williams terms agreed and Forest must now return with second offer
Having signed Calvin Ramsey from Aberdeen, it’s pretty clear that Liverpool have no place in their squad for Williams.
As a result, it makes perfect sense for them to try and offload him this summer.
Forest could well return with a second offer but this just smacks of Liverpool playing hardball over a player who Jurgen Klopp has raved about before.
In 2020, shortly after Williams signed a new deal, the boss told the official website: “Neco from the first day he trained with us, he trained like a machine.”
The beauty of Williams is that he can play in either wing-back role and he could star under Cooper.
If Forest want the Welshman, they’d be wise to just pay Liverpool what they crave to secure his services.