Brentford have reached advanced talks over the signing of Jordan Williams, with the midfielder set to agree a deal with the Bees on the back of his Rochdale exit.
Williams has been with Rochdale permanently since the summer of 2018, when he cut ties with Liverpool on the back of earning just one appearance for the Premier League leaders.
Over the course of his loan and permanent spells with Dale, the 24-year-old has managed 82 appearances, including 28 in League One this season.
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However, a step up into the Championship looks on the cards for Williams, with Football Insider reporting that a three-year deal is waiting for the soon-to-be free agent in West London.
There’s a chance, of course, that should William complete his move to Brentford he will be linking up with a Premier League club.
Thomas Frank’s side are in promotion contention in the Championship and recorded a statement win on Saturday at Craven Cottage against Fulham.
That’s given the side belief they can close down West Brom and Leeds United in the coming eight games, with a clash against the former awaiting Frank’s side on Friday evening.
Williams’ contract is running down with Rochdale and, for Brentford, it is a fairly risk free move for a player that could prove to be a bargain signing.
Your concern with the deal would be if you were asking Williams to step up into the Premier League with Brentford, but with so much of this season still to play, it’d be a little bit foolish to miss out on the deal for an eventuality that might never happen.
Williams has dived into the Football League to build his career on the back of leaving Liverpool, and should a path back to the top present itself, it’s hard to argue that it won’t have been deserved.
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