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After Maddison, Leicester should take another Championship gamble on Wilson

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After Maddison, Leicester should take another Championship gamble on Wilson

Leicester won big by gambling on Championship talent James Maddison last summer and Harry Wilson could be another worthwhile punt.

Harry Wilson will be allowed to leave Liverpool at the end of the season – when his loan spell with Derby ends – for around £20 million, according to the Daily Mail.

They report that Jurgen Klopp is looking to raise a significant amount through the sales of players he views as fringe players and Wilson, despite his hugely impressive season with Derby, fits into that category.

A lack of attacking depth is perhaps one of the few criticisms that could be levelled at Liverpool and while Wilson could not be reasonably expected to come in and hit the heights of Manchester City reserves Riyad Mahrez and Gabriel Jesus, he has outstanding ability.


He has a higher ceiling than the likes of Divock Origi, but if Liverpool are willing to let him go, there will be a club getting a very good deal at £20m.

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Leicester City were the ones who took the gamble on the outstanding creative talent from the Championship on the market last summer, James Maddison, and they have been rewarded handsomely with an impressive maiden top flight campaign.

Wilson is this summer’s equivalent – although perhaps Derby winning the play-off final would change the landscape – and the Foxes should once more be the ones to take the gamble.

Brendan Rodgers has an outstanding young squad and Wilson would fit right in with the expansive brand of football the Foxes now play.

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