Aston Villa were rocked yesterday with the news that Nottingham Forest winger Joe Lolley had penned a new deal.
According to The Sun, Villa were keen to pay £12 million for Lolley during the summer transfer window.
Lolley, a boyhood Villa supporter, has been in fine form this season netting eight goals.
With his future now secured at the City Ground, it leaves Villa back to the drawing board in their quest for summer targets.
Further along the A52 they may find their man.
Liverpool youngster Harry Wilson has been in blistering form for Frank Lampard’s Derby County.
The youngster has 12 goals and four assists to his name this season, with the Rams on the cusp of the play-off places.
Anfield prospects slim
Of course, it remains to be seen what Liverpool’s plans are for the 21-year-old.
Wilson is now on his third spell away from Anfield and his age could prove crucial.
By the time he returns to Merseyside, he will be 22 and that will mean that he will need registering in Liverpool’s 25-man Premier League squad were he to be considered for selection.
Given the Reds’ plethora of talent, it seems unlikely that will happen.
If Jurgen Klopp chooses to cash in, Villa should be all over a deal.
Boss Dean Smith has a history of getting the very best out of younger players.
Wilson is five years younger than Lolley and is equally capable when it comes to playing in the Championship.
The same £12 million that they were going to pay for the Forest man might not quite be enough, given Wilson’s Liverpool background.
The Wales international’s ability suggests that he would be well worth considering for Villa.