Tottenham is reportedly in “advanced negotiations” to sign Middlesbrough full-back Djed Spence, which may encourage Nottingham Forest to negotiate with Liverpool about signing Neco Williams.
Spence spent last season on loan with Steve Cooper’s side, helping them secure promotion from the Championship.
His move to Tottenham would clearly extinguish whatever feeble hopes Nottingham Forest had of bringing Spence back on board.
The Liverpool Echo reports that a transfer for the Reds’ Welsh full-back may move through fast.
Williams has been made available for £15 million this summer by Liverpool.
He had been linked with moves to PSV Eindhoven, Aston Villa, Leeds, Fulham and Southampton.
However, the Echo believe Williams could be ‘the next player out of the door’ at Anfield and are looking at his best suitors at the moment.
Williams, who has been filling in for Trent Alexander-Arnold for many seasons, is looking to leave the Reds after spending last season on loan with the Cottagers and helping his team in securing promotion.
Williams told the Echo in April that he wanted to play regular (week-in-week-out) football.
Williams said, “Right now, all I want to do is play football every single week.”
“I want to play as much as I can and learn as much as I can, and it has really benefited me so far.
I’ve developed as a player, and getting promoted looks good on a CV.
Although it’s been a fantastic loan, I’ll be returning to Liverpool in the summer as a more mature and improved player.
“In a short period of time, I’ve picked up a lot of experience. I’ve gone from starting a Champions League game against AC Milan and beating them 2-1 to playing Barnsley.”
I have, at such a young age, acquired quite a lot of valuable and varied experience.
“I want to play in the Premier League. It’s the strongest and toughest league in the world, in my opinion. Additionally, you always want to play in the top league in the world and compete against the finest players in the world.
Despite having one offer rejected, Nottingham Forest will try to sign him as soon as possible.