The Athletic have reported that Leeds United were interested in signing Liverpool playmaker Harry Wilson this summer. However, the Anfield club’s asking price of £17million has put Victor Orta off from signing the Wales ace. The figure, clearly, is deemed to large by our Spanish chief.
Wilson, 24, has been in excellent form over the past 12 months. Solidifying his place at Euro 2020 with Wales, Wilson has starred on loan at Cardiff City – having a hand in 19 goals during 37 Championship games. It was a strange loan move, having played in the top tier last term for Bournemouth.
The report claims that Leeds were interested in Wilson this summer. He has been strongly linked with the Whites ever since Bielsa took office in 2018. However, the report claims that the asking price of £17million is too much and that Leeds will pursue other targets. But is it the right decision?
Leeds need a playmaker, Wilson the answer?
He could be. £17million is not that bad a price either. But the issue is that Wilson has not had the top-flight experience that Leeds might like him to have. Indeed, the transfer standards have massively increased – since Orta brought in Raphinha for the same price.
But he is young, has Premier League experience, can play out wide or in the 10, and is naturally hard-working and fit. On paper, he seems perfect for Leeds and it might just be a bargaining technique to convince Liverpool in reducing their asking price for Wilson.