Nottingham Forest signed Neco Williams from Liverpool yesterday. Now, European Cup-winning defender Viv Anderson has spoken of his delight at the transfer on Twitter.
Williams has cost Forest £17 million with a series of add-ons included in the deal. He leaves Liverpool having been at the club for 15 years, emerging through the youth ranks to play senior football.
The 21-year-old is a full Wales international. He has 21 caps to his name and will hope to star when the World Cup gets underway in Qatar at the end of the year.
Williams looks like a useful addition to the squad. He will replace Djed Spence who enjoyed a fantastic campaign in Forest’s promotion-winning team.
Steve Cooper has moved quickly to snap up the Liverpool man. He spent the second half of last season on loan at Fulham and they were interested along with Southampton.
Anderson will know a right-sided full-back when he sees one. He revolutionised the role and despite playing in an era where the emphasis was placed on defence, he loved to maraud forward.
The man who collected 30 England caps made over 300 appearances for Forest. He won two European Cups with the Reds and is viewed as one of the best players to ever wear the Garibaldi.
Williams has signed for Forest and Anderson is already impressed
The former Liverpool man looks like a bit of a coup for Forest. He hasn’t exactly broken the bank and ultimately, he could prove to be money well spent.
Steve Cooper may have some work to do. He might just have to ensure that Williams knows what role he has to play in the team, having spent time as a full-back previously.
Anderson is pleased with the deal though. Shortly after it was announced he took to Twitter to rave about the signing by Forest.
He is convinced that he has what it takes to be a hit at Forest. He believes he’s a star for the future and has suggested that the Reds have done well to get him.
Only time will tell whether or not Anderson is proved to be right.