Earlier this summer, it was reported that Nottingham Forest had had a bid for Neco Williams rejected. There must have been a bid of 11 million pounds, with the possibility of another four million pounds according to clauses.
We have always heard that Liverpool’s asking price is 15 million pounds, so then it was expected that Forest would come back with a new bid, and that the parties would agree.
Now it can start to joke that this is going to happen. Just a few days ago, Forest signed French right-back Giulian Biancone from Troyes for 8.6 million pounds, and now the German journalist Florian Plettenberg reports that Forest is also working hard on a transfer for Bayern Munich’s British defender Omar Richards.
Plettenberg reports that the parties are in contact with each other, and Bayern are willing to let go of the 1998 model. The transfer fee will probably be around 10-12 million euros for a player who can play both as a left back and left wing back.
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If Forest get their second sideback in less than a week, it will probably take a lot for them to buy a third, in the form of Neco Williams.
Williams can play both as left- and right-back, and also in a winger role, but it is questionable whether the newly promoted club with these signings has chosen to turn their backs on the Welshman.
It has previously been reported that Fulham have also decided to look at other transition goals, and that Forest was alone in the battle for Williams this summer.
It should be out of the question for Liverpool with a new loan of Williams next season, and the Reds have already strengthened the right back with Calvin Ramsay, who will be Trent Alexander-Arnold’s backup.
Neco Williams has not been seen at Liverpool’s training ground since the preseason started on Monday, although it was expected that he would be in place from day one.
He will still be in Spain, and it is worth noting that Forest is currently at training camp in the same country. There are rumors that Williams has agreed with the rangers on his personal terms, but it seems a little strange if the newly promoted club buys three sidebacks in one week.