The Mirror’s David Maddock is reporting that Jurgen Klopp is willing to give Welsh winger Harry Wilson an expanded role at Anfield this season.
He also reports that Klopp will not allow the youngster to go out on loan and that it will take a bid of £25m to prise him from Liverpool.
Klopp wants to keep Harry Wilson and has promised game time for @LFC this season, in response to Newcastle and Villa interest – Reds would be reluctant sellers, and only huge bid of £25m would get them to table https://t.co/cWKyffrfTL
— David Maddock (@MaddockMirror) July 26, 2019
Wales Online earlier reported that Liverpool would accept a bid of £15m for Wilson. We thought that was a bit low as earlier in the summer the reported fee was over £20m.
The fee is not surprising as Wilson is a top young British talent and a fee of this amount is about what you would expect. What is surprising is that Wilson remains a part of Klopp’s plans for this coming season.
While he has started 4 preseason games thus far, we just don’t see Wilson getting into that Liverpool team too often. According to Maddock, Klopp is well aware that Wilson is skeptical of getting a shot at first-team football at Anfield.
Maddock reports that Klopp understands that Wilson is ready to move on for first-team football. Though he feels that giving the youngster a lot of preseason time will help convince him that he is in his plans.
He has done that but players like Sadio Mane and Mo Salah are yet to feature for the Reds this season due to extended rest from appearing in the Africa Cup of Nations.
The report also states that Newcastle have made contact over the player but have yet to make a bid. Newcastle are also heavily linked to Allan Saint-Maximin of Nice and Jarrod Bowen of Hull City who play in the position as Wilson though all three are very different types of players.
39 comments so far
Jul 26, 2019 at 6:30 PMComment #1
beat you to it mate on earlier thread …
Jul 26, 2019 at 6:33 PMComment #2
So where is the 674M euros you owe Belgium Ashley? And why the long delay in posting the financial report? What are the repercussions for the club if SD goes under? Will it possibly collapse under the weight of all the owed money? What is this clown doing now?
Jul 26, 2019 at 6:33 PMComment #3
What is the Ashley plan going forward other than more lies and delays?
Jul 26, 2019 at 6:35 PMComment #4
Some of these prices quoted for British players is beyond ridiculous. Surely we should be getting in a right back, left back. defensive midfielder hopefully the winger from Nice and 2 strikers. Not Austin.
Jul 26, 2019 at 6:36 PMComment #5
Any buyers should really turn the screw and bid £300m max now
He needs the cash
The dollar rate vs the pound makes sense
Jul 26, 2019 at 6:37 PMComment #6
The problem is the rule of having 8 english players in a squad of 25, this has massively inflated the price of british players
Jul 26, 2019 at 6:38 PMComment #7
Klopp has said no decisions will be made until
LPool returns from the States
Jul 26, 2019 at 6:40 PMComment #8
I’m selling my shares in Sports Direct. Can anyone tell me who owns the brand “Soap on a Rope” as I think they will be due a rise soon.
Jul 26, 2019 at 6:41 PMComment #9
We’ll be lucky to see one more bought player and a couple of loanees in. The idea Ashley is going to buy 4-6 more players is hilarious. He isn’t. He’s done his big splurge with Joelinton just as he did with Colo. Look for some bargain bin hunting now.
Jul 26, 2019 at 6:42 PMComment #10
jib they got back today !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jul 26, 2019 at 6:44 PMComment #11
This is what happens when you get bought by one of the most unscrupulous businessmen in all of Britain. You get brought down to his level. Dragged through his private cesspool. I’d take a shower immediately if I ever came in contact with him. How’s the liver these days Ash?
AshLIE is a Joker
Jul 26, 2019 at 6:45 PMComment #12
Christ, Ashley is in a mess. If the share prices drop drastically his assets will be worth nothing and he will have to sell to recuperate some cash.
Hes such a terrible businessman!
Jul 26, 2019 at 6:45 PMComment #13
Less than 2 weeks left in the window. This is where Charnley really earns his money by slowing things down even further. Why rush when you don’t really want to spend on any more players?
Jul 26, 2019 at 6:46 PMComment #14
In that case Klopp will be at Melwood tomorrow
and talk about transfers on Monday.
Jul 26, 2019 at 6:46 PMComment #15
Should have sold for 350M when you had the chance Ashley.
Jul 26, 2019 at 6:47 PMComment #16
Remember when you dismissed Joelinton links as fantasy ?
Any more forecasts ?
Jul 26, 2019 at 6:51 PMComment #17
Not sure why people think SD share price fall will effect Ashley and his running of the toon – he’ll lose some value on his shares but not his personal fortune – I doubt he would need to sell toon to keep SD afloat, as a shareholder he has no liability even if SD go bust which is highly unlikely.
Jul 26, 2019 at 6:52 PMComment #18
Still any bad news for Ashley’s darling is good news to me 🙂
Jul 26, 2019 at 6:53 PMComment #19
Didn’t one of our flight tracking friends reckon there had been some activity linked to Dundee and the guy bidding to own Nice ? Was there mention of flights connecting via Brussels ?Maybe Ashley thinks he can sell part of NUFC to ride him over while he tries to buy back SD shares .
Could get messy
Jul 26, 2019 at 6:54 PMComment #20
It’s on. I don’t know where you’ve got the idea VAT hasn’t been paid. You pay VAT quarterly so any discrepancies would have been picked up by now.
Also NUFC is a company in its own right, Charney is a director. Major shareholder is in fact another company owned of which Ashley is the major shareholder. So many layers of complexity to the ownership.
However, if this demand from Belgium is about VAT that could be interesting. I think it’s fair to say it is because £600M tax is a lot of sales in Belgium. But it might be a demand for overpayment on VAT if he’s been trying his luck at a carousel vat fraud
Jul 26, 2019 at 6:55 PMComment #21
I see Al de Pfeffel is already making a big impression with the European negotiators.
Jul 26, 2019 at 6:55 PMComment #22
I think the Belgian thing will be Belgian tax authorities looking for the appropriate tax being paid for transfers of services/products between SD associated companies.
As I have been ranting on about for the last few weeks, this type of activity has been going on between SD and NUFC in the advertising cost at SJP.
But this is only an obvious example. You can’t tell unless you get in amongst the management accounts (which only a buyer, auditor or HMRC will get to see). There are probably a load of practices that are on the boundary of genius business tactics and illegal trading/tax evasion. Pies, programmes, match day hospitality, masks for PB… the list goes on
Jul 26, 2019 at 6:56 PMComment #23
You’re definitely a stable genius Jib/Jane/Jeff. We rely on you….
Jul 26, 2019 at 6:57 PMComment #24
Jul 26, 2019 at 6:58 PMComment #25
I agree with Geordie 2. I think it will be rare to find a “nice” multi billionaire.
Jul 26, 2019 at 7:00 PMComment #26
Ashley owns 61.7% of Sports Direct and whenever the shares drop in value his personal fortune is reduced. How could it be otherwise? He’s not sitting on 2 or 3 billion in cash. So the share value of SD is of immediate and ongoing importance to him. If the company is dinged to the tune of hundreds of millions eventually it will have a huge impact on him personally as well.
Jul 26, 2019 at 7:01 PMComment #27
Why call yourself Boris when you can be Al de Pfeffel? It’s already your name after all Prime Minister.
Jul 26, 2019 at 7:04 PMComment #28
What’s next Al de Pfeffel? The hard line approach is looking a little shaky already. What’s going to happen when you don’t get your way? How long will you be in the job? Possibly the shortest tenured Prime Minister in history Al?
Jul 26, 2019 at 7:05 PMComment #29
Muz. I know how business reporting works. I started on the VAT thing because I know that HMRC do not appreciate companies declaring that they are selling something for less than it is worth in order to avoid paying the appropriate amount of VAT on the sale.
People on the blog were stating that SD were getting “free” advertising at SJP. My point was that this would not be possible as HMRC would see this as an avoidance of paying the appropriate VAT for the arrangement.
This would be assessed by comparing how much a similar (or average) service would be treated by other similar companies. The same as when a hairdresser says there receipts have all been eaten by the dog.
Jul 26, 2019 at 7:06 PMComment #30
Jul 26, 2019 at 7:08 PMComment #31
Flight trackers, please keep an eye out for flight plans for MA jet heading to Equador.
Jul 26, 2019 at 7:14 PMComment #32
But it wouldn’t be seen as avoidance. If one company offers to advertise something for free or at a significantly reduced rate for another company, that’s between them. The only thing they could look at or investigate was if there was an arrangement to pay under the table or there was remuneration. Since Ashley is the major shareholder in both companies they’d find it very hard to prove that.
Jul 26, 2019 at 7:17 PMComment #33
Harry Wilson is more of a Marveaux type playmaker. Saint-Maximin is an outright winger. Sign them both and then sign Mateta. Sell Gayle and replace him with Abel Hernandez on a free.
Jul 26, 2019 at 7:19 PMComment #34
We honestly need 1 left wing back, 1 right back, 1 winger, 1 playmaker, a box to box midfielder, a defensive midfielder, 1 goalkeeper and 2 strikers. Keep Darlow and sell Elliot and Woodman
Jul 26, 2019 at 7:24 PMComment #35
Ketsbaia9 don’t know if you been reading but the guy who has the purse strings is on the verge of having a heart attack and I think at this moment in time he couldn’t give a flying f–k about NUFC mate
Jul 26, 2019 at 7:26 PMComment #36
Must signings would be:
Harry Wilson – £20m
Allan Saint-Maximin – £18m
Lemina – £20m
Phillipp Max – £16m
Mateta – £35m
Abel Hernandez – Free
Djibril Sidibe – £13m
That’d be enough to take us through until January
Jul 26, 2019 at 7:28 PMComment #37
Hayden – £15m
Dummett – £8m
Clark – £7m
Elliot – £2m
Woodman – £15m
Gayle – £20m
Colback – £1m
Manquillo – £4m
Total = £72m
Jul 26, 2019 at 7:29 PMComment #38
Jul 26, 2019 at 7:35 PMComment #39
Sidibe Schar Lejuene Max
Wilson Almiron Saint-Maximin