Aston Villa want to sign Liverpool defender Neco Williams according to respected journalist James Pearce.
The ITK journo was speaking to the Kop End Fracas podcast when he suggested that Villa are one of three Premier League clubs chasing the 20-year-old.
Dean Smith is keen to bolster his right-back ranks at Villa Park this summer with Ahmed Elmohamady leaving the club.
Matty Cash obviously needs strong competition next season. And it seems as though Villa have identified someone who they believe is perfect for that job.
Aston Villa chasing Neco Williams
The 20-year-old has allegedly asked for talks with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and is keen to force a move away from Anfield, according to Pearce.
The Villans are keen to bring the talented young full-back to Villa Park this summer.
Any claim involving Liverpool made by Pearce should be taken very seriously. There aren’t many people out there with better Anfield connections than The Athletic journalist.
Villa fans should be very excited by links with Neco Williams – he is highly rated on Merseyside.
Jurgen Klopp once described the young right-back as a ‘machine’ when speaking to Liverpool’s official website.
He possesses blistering pace and is a very solid defender. He’s also pretty good going forward.
Williams is mature for his age and experienced to a certain degree. 14 international caps for Wales are evidence of this.
Villa could do a lot worse than signing Neco Williams this summer, that’s for sure.