Liverpool confirmed that their academy graduate Neco Williams left the club. He also signed a permanent deal with the newly-promoted Premier League club Nottingham Forest.
The Reds from Merseyside made this transfer official and known. This also put an end to the long 15-year-old spell of Neco Williams at the club. He joined Liverpool as a right-back playing for the Under-9 squad.
The 21-year-old had a game-time issue at Liverpool as he is an understudy to arguably one of the best in the business, Trent Alexander Arnold. The club also sent him on loan for the remainder of the 2021-2022 season to the Craven Cottage outfit, Fulham. In just 14 apps for Fulham, the young right-back registered 2 goals and 2 assists. Many expected Fulham to sign the player permanently ahead of their promotion to Premier League. But it was Nottingham Forest who made the move quickly and secured the signature of the young Welshman. Both the clubs mutually agreed to a reported transfer fee of £17 million.
After rising through the ranks for the Anfield outfit, Neco Williams finally made it to the senior side. For them, he appeared 33 times. In that time he registered 6 assists but failed to score a goal.
After leaving Liverpool, Neco Williams took to social media and wrote the following:
“15 years at this special club, thank you for everything @liverpoolfc it’s been an honour to play for this club and to play under Jurgen Klopp. But I’ve now decided to take up a new challenge🙌🏻.”
“I wish all the team and the staff the best of luck for the future and will always continue to support the club. ❤️ Thank you and never forget YNWA !!!”
While speaking to nottinghamforest.co.uk. he said the following:
“I’m really excited to join Nottingham Forest and to help this great club move forwards in the Premier League. Forest are a club with incredible history and The City Ground is a very special venue that I can’t wait to experience in full voice in the coming weeks. Having spoken to the Head Coach, there’s a huge amount of ambition being shown at the club and I can’t wait to join up with my new teammates and get ready for the challenge ahead.”
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