According to The Sun, Crystal Palace are keeping tabs on Liverpool’s Harry Wilson this summer, with the 22-year-old having impressed on loan at Derby in 2018/19, although they may have to fend off Brighton, Bournemouth and Wolves for the talented winger’s signature.
The Welshman has chalked up 18 goals, some of which have been absolute scorchers, and six assists for the Rams across all competitions and is capable of playing on either wing or as an attacking midfielder – this versatility could be crucial to Palace next season, particularly during the disarray that would follow the potential exit of Wilfried Zaha.
The Sun understands that the Reds are willing to let 5 ft 8 Wilson go out on loan again in 2019/20 but, should any of the aforementioned clubs be willing to sign him permanently, they will demand at least £25m, despite the player having featured just once for the Anfield outfit.
Bringing in someone with next-to-zero top flight experience is always a bit of a risk but Wilson’s tallies are impressive and Palace will need every little bit of help they can get if Zaha heads out the door this summer.
Football FanCast’s writers give their verdicts on whether the Wrexham-born starlet would be a welcome addition at Selhurst Park below…
“Harry Wilson is a player that has now spent enough time in the lower leagues and on the fringes at Liverpool. It’s now time for the 22-year-old to get a proper chance at a Premier League club. With Wilfried Zaha set to leave in the summer, a great replacement would be one of the brightest young wingers in English football in the form of Wilson. I just doubt that Liverpool would be stupid enough to sell the wide man to a fellow top-flight outfit – no matter how much of Zaha’s transfer fee Crystal Palace threw at them.”
“Wilson would be an absolutely sensational buy for Palace and would be a perfect Zaha replacement should he leave. If the Ivorian does depart then there will be a serious lack of goals. Wilson, however, could help solve that problem. He’s absolutely rapid and is a nightmare for defenders. If they are able to meet Liverpool’s asking price then they shouldn’t think twice about signing him.”
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“Wilson should be looking to play at a club that emphasises the use of their wingers, and Palace match that criteria brilliantly. He’s been waiting for his opportunity to shine and at Derby he’s really impressed, and he looks ready for the Premier League move now.”