Fulham leading race to sign €25m-rated Liverpool right-back

Neco Williams has enjoyed a bright loan spell at Fulham, thus convincing the London giants to make a permanent move for the defender in the upcoming summer transfer window. Liverpool, though, have no intention to let their right-back leave the club for a cut-price fee and are holding out for a fee of £12m for the services of the defender.

The Cottagers have already initiated their quest to sign Wales international permanently, but it remains to be seen whether they are willing to meet the Reds’ demands. A product of the Reds youth academy, Williams joined the Cottagers on a short-term loan deal in the winter transfer window.

Neco left Anfield in search of regular playing time after playing second fiddle to Alexander-Arnold throughout the first half of the season. The Welsh defender did not disappoint either, becoming an instant hit under Marco Silva.

During his six months at the club, Williams has become a defensive lynchpin, racking up 14 league games and being involved in a total of four goals. The Welshman’s services have been critical in helping the Cottagers win the EFL Championship and secure promotion back to the PL.

Buoyed by his success at Craven Cottage, it appears the defender has asked Liverpool to remain at Fulham and join the London club on a permanent deal. Instead of continuing to play second fiddle to Alexander-Arnold at Liverpool, Williams wants to remain at Fulham and try his luck at becoming a first-team regular in the PL.