According to The Mirror, Liverpool winger Harry Wilson has sparked a scramble for his signature after deciding he wants to quit the Reds, with Brighton and Hove Albion one of the clubs interested in him.
The 22-year-old has just enjoyed a successful season-long loan spell with Derby County in the Championship, but despite an impressive personal campaign he couldn’t help the Rams reach the Premier League as they were beaten in the Championship play-off final by Aston Villa.
The versatile attacker scored 18 goals and provided a further six assists in 49 appearances in all competitions for Frank Lampard’s men, and he was particularly impressive from set-piece situations.
The Mirror report that Wilson wants regular first-team football next term and doesn’t believe he will get it with the Merseyside outfit, meaning an exit may well be looming.
Meanwhile, Brighton only narrowly avoided relegation to the Championship themselves following a thoroughly disappointing 2018/2019 campaign, and new manager Graham Potter will surely be looking to strengthen his squad in the coming weeks.
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While the Seagulls are reportedly interested in the 22-year-old, he may well come at a price with The Daily Mail saying earlier this month that he is rated at around £25m by the Premier League runners-up.
Wilson actually came up against the south coast outfit in the fifth round of the FA Cup in February, and was pictured in action with Anthony Knockaert.
Both players’ preferred position this term was on the right wing, and should Brighton end up pulling off a big-money move then it looks likely that it would be the Frenchman losing his spot in the starting XI.