According to reports, Nottingham Forest and Liverpool have reached an agreement on a fee for Neco Williams. The player’s medical will take place today.
This originates from Goal. Following an agreement on a fee with Liverpool, they claim that Neco Williams will have his medicals with Nottingham Forest later today.
There are £5 million in “performance-related add-ons” to the overall cost of £17 million. In other words, this is a £12 million deal that may go for £17 million. Liverpool clearly believes that Williams will definitely trigger those bonuses.
That is what we gather because the Welshman’s asking price has long been listed as £15 million. According to the Telegraph, Liverpool chose to settle for less up front because they believe the add-ons are attainable.
Williams will now undergo a medical examination with Forest before to joining the newly-promoted team.
Neco Williams fee agreed
There is nothing particularly shocking here. Williams’ departure this summer was widely anticipated, especially in light of persistent reports that Liverpool wanted Calvin Ramsay from Aberdeen. Now the Scot is here, there’s little room for the Reds’ academy product.
A potential fee of £17 million is also a tremendous sum. Williams has only played regular first-team football for six months; he earned it with Fulham this year. Our one and only “issue” with this is that there is no sell-on fee. We can only hope that hasn’t been reported yet.
William could well shoot up in price. He is a young player who, in our opinion, is tremendously talented but who hasn’t had many opportunity to play at the highest level. As a regular starter, he hasn’t had nearly enough time to establish any momentum or rhythm.
Because of his training efforts, Jurgen Klopp once called him “a machine.” With that mindset, he ought to shine once a team takes a genuine chance on him.
Williams may be made in the Premier League with just one season of consistent play. His efforts for Wales indicates as much; what would he be worth following a good World Cup?
The reality is that Trent Alexander-Arnold made it impossible for Williams to play regularly for Liverpool. A transfer seemed inevitable, but hopefully the Reds can continue to benefit from the talented young player. He ought to be able to shine right now.