Leeds transfer: Whites have reportedly eyed Liverpool starlet in last year
Leeds United are amongst a host of Premier League clubs to have registered an interest in signing Neco Williams in the last 12 months, with The Athletic reporting that Liverpool are reluctantly prepared to sell the Wales international in the transfer window.
Williams faces arguably one of the most daunting tasks at Anfield. The 20-year-old is trying to get into the side in the role belonging to Trent Alexander-Arnold.
He has played 25 times in all competitions. And he is capable on playing on either side of the defence.
Nevertheless, it appears that he could be on the move this summer. According to The Athletic, he is keen to move on to play regularly.
And interestingly, it appears that that may alert a number of Premier League clubs.
The Athletic reports that Leeds and Aston Villa have shown interest in the last year. Southampton and Burnley have also been keen at some stage.
It must be noted that the report does not confirm whether any of the quartet are currently interested.
But The Athletic claims that Liverpool want at least £10 million for Williams.
Difficult to predict whether Leeds will enter race in this transfer window
Leeds will almost definitely sign a new full-back this summer. However, the priority is clearly landing a new left-back.
Luke Ayling was outstanding in his first year in the Premier League. And Marcelo Bielsa also has Cody Drameh knocking on the door.
Williams can play as a left-back. However, it does appear that he is more comfortable on the right.
Having said that, a move for Tyler Roberts’s international teammate may appeal given the price being mentioned.
If Liverpool want little more than £10 million, then it is hard to disagree should Leeds make a move.
He was lauded by Reds fans for his most recent display at Euro 2020. And, unlike Drameh, Williams does have Premier League experience.
So perhaps, Liverpool opening the door for Williams to leave will indeed alert Leeds.