Transfer Focus: Leeds have dodged a transfer bullet with expensive Harry Wilson loan

According to reports from Football Insider, Leeds United are out of the running in the race to sign Harry Wilson as he has made it clear that he doesn’t want to join the Yorkshire club on loan next season.

The attacking midfielder spent the last season out on loan at Derby County, and he was instrumental in inflicting heartbreak upon the Whites at the end of last season.

What’s the story?

The 22-year-old has apparently told Liverpool that he doesn’t want to go out on loan again next season, and although Leeds have been heavily linked with a move for him, his arrival at Elland Road now looks unlikely.

The report states that the midfielder is ready to leave Anfield permanently, but the Merseyside club value their young prospect at £25m, meaning it’s incredibly unlikely that the Whites will be able to secure a permanent deal either.

Bullet dodged

Even though Wilson was one of the star performers in the Championship last season – scoring 16 goals and providing 4 assists  – Leeds may be dodging a bullet by not signing him.

Liverpool apparently want £4m from any club looking to loan him for a season, which is an extortionate amount for any player on loan, especially considering Bielsa needs both quantity and quality this summer.

Leeds’ finances in this upcoming transfer window may be limited as it has been speculated they will have to sell before they buy, and they will have to look at PL loan moves to bolster their options.

The monetary aspect isn’t the only reason the Whites should count themselves lucky that they won’t be signing Wilson.

The midfielder openly mocked the club on social media and was filmed singing songs that made fun of the Whites after Derby beat them in the play-off semi-final in May.

With the heartbreak from that defeat still lingering fresh in mind,  those acts surely wouldn’t be forgotten by the supporters or his teammates.

For those reasons, he may have never been accepted at Elland Road and it may be best for all parties that this deal is now off the table.

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