Liverpool Favourites Ahead Of London Duo To Land Defender

By on January 25, 2013

With the January transfer window now open for business we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer gossip. Today, Liverpool are favourites to sign Ashley Williams.

Ashley Williams

Liverpool are favourites to sign reported Arsenal and Tottenham target Ashley Williams from Swansea City in the summer, according to the Mirror.

Williams has been in outstanding form this season and has played a major role in Swansea’s march to the Capital One Cup final – where he will captain the side in the clubs first ever major cup final.

The Mirror claims the 28-year-old has attracted interest from the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham in recent months but it’s Liverpool who are considered as favourites with Brendan Rodgers said to be keen on raiding his former club in the summer as he looks to add more experience to his defence.

The Northern Irishman vowed not to sign anymore of his former players after signing Joe Allen in the summer but the Mirror claim he’s now set his sights on Williams and the Liverpool owners are prepared to sanction a £10m move at the end of the season.

The newspaper suggests Williams has already indicated his preference to link up with Rodgers at Anfield – despite the reported interest from north London -  but Swansea will no doubt do all they can to persuade their captain to stay on at the Liberty Stadium.

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However, despite Swansea’s desire to keep hold of him a move in the summer seems likely for the Welsh defender. He’s been outstanding this season so it’s no surprise he’s understood to have attracted interest from the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs. He has the talent to play for a ‘bigger club’ and I think he’ll get his chance in the summer.

Liverpool obviously looks like the best bet, as Williams had a good relationship with Rodgers and the Reds boss gave him the captains armband during his time in Wales. But we’ll have to wait until the summer to see if the move comes off. Watch this space.

Would you like to see Williams at your club? Get involved in the comments section below.

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3 Comments

  1. john

    January 25, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    8 year old really and thats going with the new FSG policy . buying new young world class players ?

    • borris

      January 25, 2013 at 1:53 pm

      Dunno what JOhn is trying to say.. But,. I will say LFC will be back next year, (unfortunately!.. Im a spurs fan) I think they’re only real weaknesses now are CB and perhapd a little light on the wings (of real quality) – Shame, cos we don’t seem to want to strengthen where we are weak, so we may be giving up CL footbal for the 3rd year in a row.

  2. Ray

    January 25, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Spurs have top class centre halves in abundance, why the f**k will they be interested in acquiring yet another one?
    Spurs are being continually linked to every Tom, Dick and Harry by the so called people in the know, who know FA and make up stories on the hoof at the drop of a hat and without any foundation to back up their claims what so ever. Purs bulls**t.

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