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Report: Leeds, Leicester, Newcastle and others want Liverpool’s Harry Wilson

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Report: Leeds, Leicester, Newcastle and others want Liverpool’s Harry Wilson

Goal have claimed that as many as seven Premier League clubs have shown interest in signing Liverpool attacker Harry Wilson this summer, including Leicester City and Leeds United – while a £12million offer is on the table from Burnley.

Wilson, 23, clocked up only his second ever senior appearance for Liverpool on Thursday night as the Reds suffered a penalty-shootout defeat to Arsenal. The Wales international missed his spot-kick, allowing Joe Willock to score and the Gunners to win.

Already a 17-time Wales international, Wilson has made his name during loan spells at Hull City and then Derby County – where he scored 18 goals under Frank Lampard during 2018-19. At Bournemouth last term, he netted seven times in the top tier.

 

Now, he is in-demand. The report claims Leeds, Villa, Newcastle, Southampton and Fulham have expressed interest in Wilson, while Burnley have submitted a bid of £12million. Leicester and Brendan Rodgers were keen earlier on in the window.

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TBR’s view – Which club suits Wilson best?

To join Fulham would see Wilson get game time, but they are doomed to suffer relegation. At Newcastle, he would struggle to get into the side past the likes of Allan Saint-Maximin, Miguel Almiron and Ryan Fraser.

Villa have just landed Ross Barkley to combine with Jack Grealish, while Leicester have enormous talent and Wilson would only have ever acted as cover. So, that leaves Leeds, Southampton and Burnley – and all three could do with Wilson.

Indeed, Wilson would surely start for all three. Southampton have a record for allowing young players to prosper while Burnley desperately need some magic. Leeds’ deal to sign Michael Cuisance fell through on Thursday. Elland Road could be ideal.

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