Newcastle United are reportedly battling Aston Villa for the signing of Liverpool sensation Harry Wilson this summer after the Welshman starred in the Championship last season – and Toon fans have reacted on Twitter.
The Daily Mirror claims Newcastle are keen on Wilson, as are newly-promoted Villa despite Liverpool slapping a whopping £25million price tag on the 22-year-old’s head this summer, following his impressive loan at Derby.
Frank Lampard signed Wilson on a season-long loan but immediately moved the Wales international in the centre of midfield, changing him from a fleet-footed wide man into a central playmaker.
The move paid dividends as Derby reached the play-off final with Wilson and Chelsea ace Mason Mount orchestrating things from central midfield. Indeed, Wilson scored an impressive 18 goals – and created six more.
Many were of the belief that Wilson’s form would see him return to Anfield and have a chance of breaking into Jurgen Klopp’s senior side, but that does not seem to be the case – despite having four years left on his contract.
Newcastle fans reacted to the reported news that their club are interested in Wilson despite the enormous eight-figure fee, and many want to see the Welshman put pen to paper on a deal at St. James’ Park.
Harry Wilson, yes please #nufc
— Bobby Norris (@wonderbonzi) July 28, 2019
Rather him than maximin
— Brad (@TroryBrad) July 25, 2019
this would be a signing and a half
— Dan Pearce (@danpearce____) July 25, 2019
Would love this lad on loan! He looked far too good for the championship last season & would give us goals from mid especially set pieces #nufc
— Chris Currie (@Wig82) July 25, 2019
This would be solid business for NUFC, ready for a chance in the PL, hungryband determined and seems he could higher up the pecking order as a wideman here as opposed to villa
— David J G (@DavidJG00615083) July 25, 2019
Would be a great signing
— Steve Toon Wilkes (@0UT0FT00N) July 25, 2019