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Neco Williams has played just 13 Premier League games for Liverpool (Photo: Getty) Nottingham Forest...
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Neco Williams has played just 13 Premier League games for Liverpool (Photo: Getty)

Nottingham Forest are very close to securing the signing of Liverpool defender Neco Williams for £16million plus add-ons.

Williams has long been linked with a move away from Anfield, with Fulham also very keen on permanently signing the 21-year-old after he spent the second-half of last season on loan at Craven Cottage.

But, according to The Telegraph, it seems that Forest have won this race as Steve Cooper continues to add to his squad as he prepares for the club’s first Premier League campaign in 23 years.

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Williams is set to play for Wales at the 2022 World Cup (Photo: Getty)

Forest have already signed ex-Liverpool striker Taiwo Awoniyi in a club-record deal from Union Berlin, as well as Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson on loan, while highly-rated Mainz centre-half Moussa Niakhate is also set to move to the City Ground.

Their business is reportedly not yet done however, with Bayern Munich left-back Omar Richards and Burnley keeper Wayne Hennessey also linked to the club.

It is no secret that Williams was not Cooper’s first choice target, with the club previously attempting to re-sign Djed Spence after his excellent loan spell from Middlesbrough last season, but the England U21 star now looks set to join Tottenham.

Williams has made just 13 Premier League appearances for the Reds and with the World Cup just a few months away, the Welsh international asked Jurgen Klopp for a transfer in order to get more minutes before the tournament in Qatar.

It was thought that the right-back would just be loaned out, but the signing of 18-year-old Calvin Ramsay meant that Liverpool were happy to offload Williams permanently, with the club now stacked in that position with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez already at Anfield.

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