Liverpool star and ex-academy prospect are dream Wrexham transfer targets

A banner of Wrexham owners Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds during the Sky Bet League Two match between Wrexham and Doncaster Rovers at Racecourse Ground on September 9, 2023 in Wrexham, Wales.
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Liverpool is unlikely to sell any of its key players to clubs in League One any time soon. However, a new member of the third tier of English football would like to acquire one if it were possible.

Wrexham, the club owned by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, is on the rise. It recently sealed a second consecutive promotion, meaning it will be in League One next season for the first time since 2004/05.

The club’s executive director Humphrey Ker has been speaking to SPORTbible about his dream signings for Wrexham. He named a current Liverpool player and a former Red who is still in the Premier League.

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“So in the past, I've been asked this question I've often cited sort of a Neco Williams as one, you know, he's from the area, he's a Premier League quality right back, play for Wales,” Ker said. “The day we are signing players like that will be a sign of how far we've come.”

Nottingham Forest hasn’t had a great season but it would take a miracle for Luton to overhaul its goal difference advantage of 12 and relegate it on Sunday. Even so, Wrexham would need another promotion before it could look at tempting the likes of Williams.

As he was talking dream signings, Ker aimed even higher. “In terms of who's one of my favourite players and who would I love to see playing in a Wrexham shirt? At present, I've got a real soft spot for Wataru Endō,” he said. “Who is kind of a perfect encapsulation of the fury in the summer when Liverpool missed out on [Moisés] Caicedo and [Roméo] Lavia and it was all doom and gloom and disaster.

“And then they sign Wataru Endō and it was like ‘well, who's this guy? I've never heard of him’ he was only 16 million quid, what are they playing at? And then he's been one of the signings of the season,” Ker added.

The Wrexham exec was fulsome in his praise of the Japan captain. “I don't know Wataru Endō from Adam but you can see he's got fantastic character.

"He's got a fantastic work ethic, you see in the interactions, the pictures and the other players, they clearly all really like him and he's done an unbelievable job there. So yeah, if money is no object and the player does not particularly mind about moving to North Wales. I'm a big fan of his.” says: With backing from Hollywood stars, Wrexham will be looking for a third successive promotion and a place in the Championship and it won't be satisfied to stay there either. The club might not be ready for the likes of Williams or Endō but there's no harm in wishful thinking. It's always good for Reds players, past or present, to get a pat on the back from elsewhere too.