Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa is eyeing up a summer swoop for Liverpool’s Harry Wilson as a new transfer update emerges.
Reports last summer suggested that the Whites were very much interested in the Wales international, but a deal failed to materialise before the end of the deadline.
Football Insider had recently claimed that Leeds weren’t planning on making a move for the winger and renewing their interest in him this summer.
However, Mercado Ingles have now revealed that the Whites are in negotiations with Liverpool over a deal for the 24-year-old.
After Wilson himself came out recently and said that he would be open to leaving Anfield this summer if he isn’t in consideration for first team plans under Jurgen Klopp, former Leeds striker Noel Whelan insisted that the Welsh winger would be exactly what Bielsa would like at Elland Road.
The 46-year-old said: “Wilson could be an option for us. He is better than Tyler Roberts. When you are talking about a number 10, you need to be the star player. You need the one who creates, the one that opens up the door. He cannot do that on a regular basis. Wilson is a busy player, he has an eye for a pass, pace and a wonderful left-foot. He can adapt to a number of roles as well which is what Marcelo Bielsa likes.”
Indeed, The Athletic‘s Phil Hay has previously claimed that Wilson is “very highly rated by Leeds (and Victor Orta especially) for a while and he’s always on the list of possibles. With Wilson, it would depend on price and what Liverpool intend to do with him. One to watch, possibly.”
Dubbed as “exceptional” by Bielsa himself after Leeds’ 4-1 triumph over Derby in which Wilson played for the Rams, the £60,000-a-week Welshman could finally be set for a move to Elland Road after being linked with the club for so long.