Leeds United are reportedly after Liverpool loanee Harry Wilson as he continues to shine on loan at Championship rivals Derby County – but could the Reds look to take advantage by offering a swap?
The Sun on Sunday (3/3; page 61) claim Leeds want to sign Wilson if they gain promotion come May. The Wales international has thrived on loan at Derby County under the guidance of Frank Lampard.
Indeed, Wilson has scored 12 goals from midfield for The Rams. He is becoming increasingly renowned for his ability to score from long range – as well as his wand of a left foot.
Leeds currently sit in second place in the Championship table. They are certainly closing in on promotion, and with 11 games left they are two points ahead of third-placed Sheffield United who could only draw on Monday night.
So, a move for £20million-rated Wilson (Goal) seems likely for Leeds – though it remains to be seen if the Whites will make a permanent offer. If they do, Liverpool can take advantage.
The Reds themselves are interested in one of Leeds’ up-and-coming stars – namely Jack Clarke. The 18-year-old winger has been sensational for the Whites since his breakthrough into the senior side.
Scoring two goals and creating two more, Clarke’s direct style of play and speed while dribbling with the ball are polished nicely with an excellent end product. Liverpool are not the only Premier League side to be linked.
The Daily Express claim Clarke is a priority for Liverpool in the summer. So, a swap deal that would see Clarke and Wilson swap Yorkshire for Merseyside could be offered by Jurgen Klopp’s outfit.
Leeds would be desperate not to lose Clarke. But if Liverpool come calling, it may be hard to turn down. If they get Wilson in return, then it might just prove to be an excellent bit of business.