Liverpool reject Nottingham Forest bid for Neco Williams as they hold out for £15m
Posted by  badge Boss on Jun 30
Neco Williams spent the second half of last season on loan at Fulham (Picture: Getty Images)

Liverpool have turned down a bid from Nottingham Forest for Neco Williams, with the Reds holding out for £15m for the full-back amid significant interest in his signature.

Newly-promoted Forest are not the only team keen on the Wales international, with Fulham, where he spent the second half of last season, PSV Eindhoven and Southampton also credited with an interest.

The size of the offer from Forest is not clear, but it is less than the £15m that Liverpool expect to get for the full-back and they are not willing to budge on their valuation.

Williams has made 33 first team appearances for Liverpool, turned out for Fulham 15 times as they were promoted from the Championship, and has already picked up 21 caps for Wales.

Whether Forest will come back with an improved bid is yet to be seen, while it has been made clear to his other suitors that £15m is the offer they must make to get hold of the Welshman.

Steve Cooper wants Williams as part of his project at Nottingham Forest (Picture: Getty Images)

Steve Cooper has already made one substantial addition to his Forest side, bringing in striker Taiwo Awoniyi from Union Berlin for a club record fee of £18.45m.

The Nigeria international spent six years as a Liverpool player from 2015-21 before leaving for Berlin on a permanent transfer where he shone last season, scoring 15 Bundesliga goals.

Cooper said: ‘There’s been a lot of interest in Taiwo from other Premier League clubs, and other clubs across Europe, so we’re delighted that he’s chosen Nottingham Forest.

‘Our recruitment and coaching teams have been monitoring his progress closely over the last few months. He’s a player who we really believe in and we look forward to him going on to fulfil his potential and become a top Premier League striker with Nottingham Forest.’

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