Wales Online is reporting that a fee as little as £15m could be enough to capture the signature of Liverpool winger Harry Wilson.
— WalesOnline Sport (@WelshSportLive) July 26, 2019
Yesterday Football Insider first reported of Newcastle’s renewed interest in the Welsh international. It was reported late in May that Liverpool would give the 22-year-old a chance to land a first-team place at Anfield.
That, however, always seemed unlikely for Wilson to be able to accomplish at the Champions League winners. It appears that after four starts in the preseason, Jurgen Klopp has made up his mind on the attacker.
At £15m, Wilson would be a great signing. The report in the Welsh publication does also say that a loan with an option is something Liverpool would consider however the fee to buy would then be increased to £20m.
Earlier this summer, Wilson’s fee was reported to be in the £20m range so we are not sure why it would have been lowered at this point.
We would hope that Newcastle would be able to beat Villa to this player’s signature. Aston Villa have signed two right-sided attackers this summer and have brought their spending to well over £100m. One thing that Wilson will be looking for is a place where he will get first-team opportunities.
He will likely get that at both Newcastle and Aston Villa but we have to be skeptical that Villa can continue to spend in this capacity. So they may be looking at the player as more of a loan signing than in a permanent move.
Wilson is a left-footed set-piece specialist who generally plays on the right. He has a decent long-range shot on him as well.
He also has a bit of versatility and can play on the left or as an attacking midfielder. We think he would be an excellent signing for the quoted amount and would provide the squad with a very good option in the attack.