Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, former Leeds United striker Brian Deane has backed Marcelo Bielsa’s decision to cool interest in Liverpool winger Harry Wilson.
As reported by Football Insider, Wilson, who spent the 2020/21 season on loan at Cardiff City, has been a long-term target for Leeds.
However, according to the same outlet, Bielsa and Leeds are no longer interested in tying up a deal for the 24-year-old that could have cost £15m.
Wilson heads into Euro 2020 with Wales after a solid campaign in the Championship, where he scored seven times and provided 11 assists. Even so, Deane believes Leeds’ decision to end their pursuit of the player is a good one.
“I mean, look, he’s a good player technically, Harry Wilson,” the ex-Leeds striker said. “But if I look at the kind of players who they’ve got in wide areas, they’re more mobile, they’re more direct than Harry Wilson.
“Wilson’s somebody who wants to be a little bit more technical. He’s good obviously on the ball, but I don’t see him running past players the way how the other two do, [Stuart] Dallas and [Jack] Harrison.
“I’m not sure Wilson’s that type of player.”
During his last stint in the Premier League, Wilson was able to score seven goals in a Bournemouth side who went on to see relegation.
So while he may not be a player Leeds need right now, the Wales international could still perhaps be a useful addition to another top-flight side.