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Aston Villa must avoid splashing £20m on Liverpool’s Harry Wilson

Aston Villa are yet to make any moves in the summer transfer window – a stark contrast to last year- but latest reports linking them with a move for a Premier League outcast is rather worrying…

What’s the word?

According to The Sun’s Alan Nixon, the Midlands outfit are one of the teams showing an interest in Liverpool winger Harry Wilson this summer along with newly-promoted Leeds United and Newcastle United.

However, they have been told it’ll cost around £20m to secure him permanently from the top-flight champions.

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It’s thought that this fee has put off those keen parties so far and perhaps it should stay that way from Villa’s part.

£20m mistake?

The 23-year-old did indeed bag seven times this campaign for a relegated AFC Bournemouth side but a fair fraction of these were from dead-ball situations whilst the Welsh international only averaged 1.8 shots and 0.5 dribbles per game, via WhoScored.

One of those goals was actually at Villa Park early on in the season when Wilson gave Neil Taylor the runaround – per SofaScore, the winger recorded five shots and had 90% passing accuracy whilst his fellow countryman won just one duel and picked up a mediocre 6.6 rating.

Eddie Howe lauded his contribution to the Cherries as “hugely impressive” with his Reds boss Jurgen Klopp claiming that his set-piece ability is “world-class” and “incredible”.

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Though despite this, you have to wonder if his addition is needed at Villa Park with Trezeguet and Jack Grealish occupying either wing.

If Jota were to leave, there would be a spot available in the squad but is it wise to splash £20m on a backup? Probably not, especially given the club spent over £140m last summer and were still involved in a relegation scrap.

It could well be another blunder in the transfer market from Villa.

AND in other news, Villains keen on taking Utd duo for Jack Grealish

Article title: Aston Villa must avoid splashing £20m on Liverpool’s Harry Wilson

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