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Liverpool’s transfer business this summer is set to be quiet according to The Mirror. However, that hasn’t stopped them from completing one deal already in the window.
In through the door came 17-year-old Sepp van den Berg but beyond that activity has looked thin on the ground.
Dortmund’s Jacob Bruun Larsen, however, has been linked, with the club reportedly in a three-way battle to sign the player as Manchester United and Arsenal have also emerged as candidates for his signature.
Yet, it could prove to be a setback for one of Jurgen Klopp’s current players.
Liverpool don’t need to improve much going into the new season, especially on the left flank where Bruun Larsen has been so effective for at Dortmund.
In 2018/19 he contributed to six goals for the German club and at the age of 20 is one of the brightest talents rising through the Bundesliga.
Yet, if he were to arrive at Anfield, it could well spell the end for Harry Wilson.
The latter has reportedly had a £21m price tag slapped on his head this summer and if Bruun Larsen arrived then the potential of him leaving would surely become elevated.
Wilson was a big presence on the right-hand side for Derby last term but also shone on the left wing in the Championship.
The Welshman is two years older than Larsen, but despite having a more impressive season, scoring 16 goals, he continues to look out of favour. The interest in the Dane is arguably evidence of that.
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The 5 ft 8 winger was nothing short of magnificent but Liverpool’s apparent desire to sign someone who can play in a similar role to Wilson doesn’t bode well.
Perhaps performances in this pre-season could change minds at Melwood. But The Mirror claims that a number of clubs are chasing him and at 22, if he’s not going to start playing regularly for Liverpool the club may as well look to cash in.
Wilson could have been a valuable option for Liverpool in the forthcoming season and beyond, particularly with Lallana’s contract due to expire in 2020.
However, it appears Klopp is looking to bring in someone from the continent to play second fiddle to Sadio Mane and company next season, thus providing a further setback for their Welsh winger.