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Report: Leeds prepare £15m bid for Liverpool winger Harry Wilson

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Report: Leeds prepare £15m bid for Liverpool winger Harry Wilson

Leeds United are reportedly planning a bid to sign Harry Wilson from Premier League champions Liverpool, as they prepare for life back in the top-flight.

According to the Sun, the Whites are eyeing a £15million offer to try bring the Wales international to Elland Road and manager Marcelo Bielsa wants his signature.

It is understood that Liverpool rated the winger at £30million last summer, but a season-long loan spell at relegated Bournemouth has meant they are unlikely to recoup that kind of price anymore for him.

The report explains that Leeds could attempt to sign him for half that at £15million and the Merseyside club have a decision to make on the player’s future.

Dean Smith’s Aston Villa and Newcastle United’s Steve Bruce are also believed to be admirers of Wilson, so they could make attempts to sign him if Liverpool opt to sell.

 

Wilson is a left-footed attacker that scored seven goals in 35 appearances for Bournemouth last season, but it’s unclear on if he will have a future at Anfield.

Harry Wilson

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TBR’s View:

Leeds would be making a real statement signing if they can land Wilson and it seems they are extremely keen on the Welshman with an opening bid lined up.

The 23-year-old is a talented right-winger that is so dangerous cutting inside to his favoured foot and is a set-piece specialist too.

Bielsa has a core group in the Leeds squad that is full of serious energy and it’s helped give them an identity in their style of football, but they are going to need some match-winners to survive in the Premier League.

Wilson is certainly an upcoming talent that would bring an X-factor to the Leeds team and snapping him up for £20million or under could be a brilliant investment.

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