January 12, 2024

Leeds United is looking to strengthen a position they are currently weak in by pursuing a number of right-backs this month.


At the beginning of the window, Daniel Farke’s team appeared to be particularly well-stocked at that position, but he has already acknowledged the significance of adding someone after losing both Luke Ayling and Djed Spence.


Connor Roberts of Burnley and Ben Johnson of West Ham United are two players that have been linked. In the past 24 hours, Johnson has also been a target.


Neco Williams, nevertheless, may be the greatest acquisition among the players named thus far; Phil Hay has reported that Leeds truly likes playing with him. Dealing with the Welshman as part of the plans under new manager Nuno Espirito Santo will be difficult, though.


Williams, who played for Annfield’s first team before moving to Forest in the summer of 2022, was given some opportunities.


Manager Jurgen Klopp is a major supporter of the 23-year-old, telling liverpoolfc.com upon his departure just how much of a ‘exciting’ young talent he is.


Williams of Leeds is a top target for Klopp.


He declared: “He’s a bright, exciting player moving to a team that is now on the rise. Their manager, who I greatly admire, is acquainted with Neco from his time as our Academy’s coach. They seem like the perfect match for one another.


“He has accomplished a great deal thus far, but there is yet more to come. We have Premier League and Champions League experience; he was promoted to Fulham last season, who took excellent care of him; he undoubtedly contributed to our trophy successes; he is one of Wales’ most significant players, and he will be attending the World Cup.

Of all the names linked to right-back positions, it is difficult to deny that Williams would be the best signing.


Although the club ultimately settled on a contract for Spence, Leeds was definitely interested in signing Williams in the summer. This indicates that they have been longtime supporters of Spence.


Leeds could have had a greater chance of signing Williams this month if Steve Cooper hadn’t entered the picture. Nuno’s appointment appears to have affected Forest’s plans to send him on loan.


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