Out-on-loan Liverpool starlet Harry Wilson has been presented as a potential bargain swoop for Leeds United this summer with reports indicating that his once hefty valuation has taken a tumble.
Last season saw the Welsh international emerge as one of the hot talents in the country when he dazzled for Frank Lampard’s Derby County, helping them to reach the play-off final after overcoming Marcelo Bielsa’s men at Elland Road in the semi-final with a well-taken penalty in the second half.
This season saw him seal a loan move in the top flight with AFC Bournemouth and has since done well despite the Cherries battling hard to avoid relegation.
Marcelo Bielsa has been on the record to claim that Wilson was one of the most talented players in the league, when he likened him to Jack Harrison as one of the “important players” in the division whilst at Pride Park.
The Whites tried to bring the winger to Elland Road and failed, with their attention then turning to Helder Costa and a second deal for Jack Harrison, which looks like the right decision given how well they have played heading towards the promotion run-in.
Automatic promotion looks to be nearing for Leeds as plans for a restart gather pace. The Whites are top of the table and seven points clear of third with just nine games to play, and will be hoping they can finish the job.
Once promotion is clinched, Leeds will be keen to bolster their squad with Premier League-ready additions and that could include the long-standing target, Wilson.
It would take an almighty effort for the winger to break through into Jurgen Klopp’s first-team plans so the Reds could be keen to cash in on the talented 23-year-old.
Football Insider are now reporting that the door could be open for the West Yorkshire outfit to make another attempt to sign Wilson this summer as transfer valuations taken a huge hit thanks to the global pandemic currently keeping teams from bringing in revenue.
Last season saw the winger valued at a whopping £25million, but with teams not eager to shell out that sort of money to sign him, Liverpool will be better placed to get what they can for a player that doesn’t have much chance of getting into the starting lineup, especially after they signed Takumi Minamino in January.
The summer will see a lot of incomings at Elland Road if Premier League football is confirmed and Wilson’s future seems best suited away from the European Champions with a club that can guarantee game time for him, which Marcelo Bielsa would be eager to offer after singing his praises over the last two seasons.