With Williams having an impressive loan spell with Fuham in the Championship last season, clubs are said to be interested in the Welsh international.
However, former Leeds United player Whelan thinks that there is one club in particular that will complete the signing of the 21-year-old this summer.
“The writing’s on the wall," he told Football Insider. "If Fulham can do a deal to get him back into the club, whether that be on loan, or permanent.
“He had a successful season there, he seemed to be settled, the manager seemed to enjoy his style of play.
“I think it makes sense because you’ve brought in the new player from Aberdeen (Calvin Ramsay). You’ve sometimes got to let players forge their career.
“Right now, Neco Williams in the Premier League after a successful season at Fulham, getting promoted that makes sense as well.
“I very much doubt Fulham would want to let a bright full-back, box-to-box player leave the club after impressing the manager and the fans.
“I’m sure that’s one they are trying to work on now Liverpool have got the player through the door. That makes it a little bit easier to get a deal done with Fulham.”
Neco Williams on Fulham:
Anfield Watch Verdict
The Reds are reportedly asking for £15 million for Williams.
A transfer fee of £15 million is the minimum we should be asking for in my opinion. For a player of Williams' quality/age, we could easily be getting £20 million-plus for him this summer.