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Leeds United need Harry Wilson from Liverpool far more than they need Ryan Kent

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Leeds United need Harry Wilson from Liverpool far more than they need Ryan Kent

The Whites have been linked with both players this summer.

Leeds United were thumped 4-0 by fierce rivals Manchester United during their recent pre-season contest.

The game which took place in Australia reiterated the notion that Marcelo Bielsa needs to add to his ranks before the big kick-off.

Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford, Phil Jones and Anthony Martial put Leeds to the sword.

It is vital that Leeds get players in quickly and two players who have been linked to the club are Ryan Kent and Harry Wilson.

According to the Daily Record, the Liverpool duo are firmly in Bielsa’s sights.

11th July 2019; Prenton Park, Tranmere, England; Pre-season friendly football, Tranmere versus Liverpool; Nathaniel Clyne of Liverpool is congratulated by team mates Harry Wilson and Rhian Brewster after scoring the opening goal (photo by David Blunsden/Action Plus via Getty Images)

With the loan players stacking up at Elland Road it seems likely that Leeds will only land one.

If that is the case, they need Wilson far more than they need Kent.

Wilson, 22, was in sensational form for Derby County last season. He netted 18 goals and registered six assists for Frank Lampard’s team.

 

It is perhaps his versatility that should draw Leeds to the Welshman over Kent.

The former Rangers loanee typically plays on the flank, but Wilson is far more versatile than his team-mate.

During his time at Pride Park, he played out wide, through the middle behind the striker and even in a deeper central midfield role.

His Championship experience could prove decisive for Leeds too.

(photo by David Blunsden/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Kent was brilliant with Rangers, but the Scottish Premiership isn’t the Championship.

Wales international Wilson has proved himself to be a top Championship performer and that should sway Leeds into pursuing him instead.

Kent’s form last season has seen Liverpool value him at  £12 million this summer – he isn’t, however, the player Leeds need to pursue right now.

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