It’s been reported that Marcelo Bielsa has snubbed the idea of Leeds United signing Harry Wilson from Liverpool this summer.
Leeds are on the lookout for a player to come in and add depth to their attacking midfield options.
However, it doesn’t appear that Wilson is going to be that player.
Leeds know all about Wilson. He scored 16 goals whilst on loan with Derby in the Championship, including one in the Rams’ infamous play-off win at Elland Road.
He spent last season on loan with AFC Bournemouth, with the Liverpool loanee scoring seven goals.
David Ornstein from The Athletic has claimed that Leeds did start working on a deal to bring Wilson in from Liverpool, but Bielsa has pulled the plug on it.
Taking to YouTube to discuss Liverpool’s youngster, Ornstein said:
Liverpool will hope to move on a number players round the fringes in the coming weeks.
One of them is Harry Wilson. We know that Leeds United had started working on a deal for him much earlier in the summer. That didn’t develop I think because Marcelo Bielsa decided that Wilson wasn’t the right player for him.
We know that Victor Orta is a massive fan of the 23-year-old, who has had a good few years out on loan from Liverpool.
I’m sure that Bielsa rates him too and has paid attention to his trajectory, but with Wilson looking like he’s on the way out of Liverpool permanently, it’s a different deal to do.
Wilson will cost a decent fee and it appear that Bielsa has gone off the idea of signing the Welshman.
That might be down to the performance of his wingers at Liverpool. They were excellent at Anfield and a more central player is probably a priority.
Wilson could’ve been good for us, but if Bielsa has opted against the move, who are we to question the main man.