Newcastle United are reportedly considering a move to sign Liverpool midfielder Harry Wilson on loan this summer, and Ryan Giggs has claimed that the Welsh midfielder boasts similar set-piece ability to David Beckham.
The Northern Echo claim that Wales international Wilson, 23, has emerged as one of two loan targets for Steve Bruce’s side. The other is Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher, who starred on loan at Swansea City last season.
It is believed owner Mike Ashley will contribute £35million plus any money raised by player sales towards this summer’s budget. But loan signings are also expected and Wilson has emerged as a potential addition.
Wilson impressed in Bournemouth’s side last season, though the Cherries were relegated. Liverpool rate Wilson at £30million though he could leave on loan and Giggs claims his set-piece ability is similar to Beckham’s.
“It’s a special talent to be able to do that,” Giggs told Sky Sports in 2018. “He does it all the time in the training. I have seen David Beckham over the years with his free-kicks and it’s all about practice. Harry does that as well.”
TBR’s view – Wilson would be a sensational Newcastle signing
Somewhat understated due to Bournemouth’s struggles, Wilson is a proper talent and has that knack of creating out of nothing and scoring goals outside of the penalty area – including free-kicks from all of 25 yards.
Not only does he offer goals, assists and set-piece ability – but the Liverpool ace also offers versatility. Able to play on both flanks and in the 10 role, if Newcastle can get him on loan, he would be an excellent addition.