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Leeds prepare £15m transfer bid for Liverpool star Harry Wilson ahead of Premier League return

Valentine onyebuchi chikadibia

Aug. 06, 2020

LEEDS UNITED are eyeing up a £15million move for Liverpool winger Harry Wilson - but face competition from Aston Villa and Newcastle United.
The 23-year-old has returned to Anfield after a season’s loan at Bournemouth but faces a fight to break into Jurgen Klopp’s title-winning team, despite finishing the season as the Cherries’ second top scorer.
Wilson made a sensational start at the Vitality Stadium, scoring in each of his first two games for his new club and by the end of November he had scored six goals in 13 Premier League games, to make him one of the most prolific wingers in the country.
However as Bournemouth’s form dipped alarmingly, Wilson became more and more of a peripheral figure and he only scored one more goal all season.
Bizarrely, the Welsh international only started one of the Cherries’ last nine games when the season restarted in June - yet still ended up just two goals behind top-scorer Callum Wilson.
In fact Wilson’s average of a goal every 225 minutes was better than strikers Callum Wilson, Josh King and Dominic Solanke - as well as fellow wingers Ryan Fraser and David Brooks.
Now Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa wants the Kop kid to show he is capable of more and wants him to strengthen Leeds squad now they are back in the big time.
Liverpool hold all the aces but know they will struggle to find a buyer at the £30m they were asking for Wilson last summer, following brilliant loan spells with Hull City and Derby County.
Leeds could chance their luck with an offer around half that but with Wilson contracted to the Anfield club until 2023, Klopp may decide to see how the winger fares on loan again.
Wilson earned Liverpool £3million in loan fees last season and must decide whether to go down that route for a fourth time or cash in on Wilson, who isn’t short of admirers.
Aston Villa’s Dean Smith and Newcastle’s Steve Bruce are both big fans of Wilson and could push Leeds for a permanent deal if the champions decide to sell the youngster.
Wilson remains Wales’ youngest ever international player after beating Gareth Bale’s previous record, winning his first cap against Belgium in 2013, aged 16 years and 207 days.
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