Is Fulham Hedging His Bets? Or are they just admitting defeat?
It certainly doesn’t feel like a coincidence, as Nottingham Forest slammed his foot on the accelerator and moved into pole position for Liverpool defender Neko Williams, with Fulham setting their sights on several optional transfer goals Huh.
The question is whether the cottagers are merely refueling, biding their time before leaving again, or are they just a fading spot in the One’s rear-view mirror.
According to alan nixonNottingham Forest has submitted a bid of £11 million for Williams, as well as a further £4 million in bonuses. Liverpool – a club that can boast of a remarkable track record when it comes to selling unwanted players for mind-boggling sums, Taiwo Avonii to name but one – is out for £15million up front.
Williams’ desire to seal a permanent switch at City Ground, however, should go a long way toward bridging the gap between the two sides.
Nottingham Forest close to Liverpool’s Neko Williams
Of course, it is common for clubs to lay their eggs in several different baskets. Williams, despite an excellent loan spell at Craven Cottage in the second half of their championship title-winning campaign, was unlikely to be Fulham’s only and only right-back target this summer.
But reports suggest that Fulham submitted an £8 million bid for Wolfsburg’s Kevin Mbabu (Sky Sports) – £11 million dropped on Jurgen Klopp’s coffee table less than 24 hours before Nottingham Forest – certainly the ghost. Paints a picture of the side leaving to.
The Sun even claims that Wales international Williams – who will be entrusted with the incredible task of succeeding quintessential DJ Spence at City Ground – would prefer to join One than return to Fulham. The cottagers will know when they will be beaten.
Williams’ stance may be surprising, given how well he adapted to life in Cottage’s final stint. But perhaps his pro-one stance has something to do with the fact that, as in Steve Cooper, the two-time European Champions have a head coach, who works on the track to help young players realize their potential. Records, which may one day rival Jurgen’s. Klop himself.
Who is the 21-year-old to come up with a hankering for first team football? No Want to play under Cooper? Certainly not Neko Williams anyway.
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