Liverpool academy graduate Neco Williams has reportedly become a loan target for several Premier League clubs, including Burnley and Norwich City.
According to an exclusive report by TEAM talkLiverpool youngster Neco Williams is a man in high demand as the summer transfer window approaches, with a number of clubs questioning the Reds about a possible loan deal for the defender.
Williams, a Liverpool youth academy product, has been with the club since 2009 when he signed at the age of eight. The right-back has progressed steadily through the club’s ranks and got his big break at first-team level in 2019 in a Carabao Cup clash against Arsenal. Since then, the 20-year-old has racked up 25 appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s side, record three assists in the process.
Williams is held in very high regard by Liverpool as well as by Klopp, but the youngster had to be taken out of the crosshairs when he showed up for serious online abuse after a few staggered performances including the Reds’ 7- 2 defeats against Aston Villa in the Premier League last year. This limited him to just 14 appearances during the campaign.
As a result, Liverpool are considering the possibility of loaning him out this summer in order to help the youngster secure regular playing time to continue his progress. This development apparently has a multitude of clubs, of which newly promoted Norwich City are said to be one of them. The Canaries are back in the big leagues just after a year behind in the league, but plan to lose some of their best stars this summer.
Indeed, Emiliano Buendia has been the subject of several Arsenal offers while right-back Max Aarons has been on the radar of several big clubs, including Arsenal and Manchester United. And if they do end up losing the young defender this summer, Norwich are considering replacing him with Williams by securing the Welshman’s services on a season-long loan deal.
Burnley is also interested in signing Williams temporarily this summer, with Phil Bardsley’s contract expiring at the end of this month. Even if he remains, the ex-Manchester United intern is 35 years old. With Matthew Lowton as the only other option at right-back, Sean Dyche’s side, who are also interested in another Liverpool defender in Nat Phillips, have set their sights on a loan deal for Williams.
In addition to those two clubs, league sides Swansea City, Cardiff City, Stoke City and Barnsley have all asked about a possible loan change for the Welshman. With Liverpool open to a temporary exit, it seems very likely that Williams will ply his trade away from Anfield next season. It remains to be seen where he will be.