Reports this week suggest Newcastle could “take a chance” on Liverpool’s Harry Wilson, who excelled this season on loan with Hull City.
According to a report from the Chronicle, Rafael Benitez “may move for Harry Wilson of Liverpool” this summer.
The 21 year-old was Hull City’s saviour this season, grabbing seven goals in nine Championship starts, and Benitez is desperate to buff up his attacking options at Newcastle.
A loan move for Wilson could tick all the boxes for all parties involved, as Wilson could make the step up from Championship to Premier League without warming the bench at Anfield, Newcastle could get a red-hot youngster itching to prove himself, and Mike Ashley wouldn’t have to spend any money!
Newcastle fans are desperate for some more firepower up front this summer, mainly because it seems it may be the only way to keep Rafa Benitez.
The Spaniard has made it clear that Mike Ashley needs to back him in the transfer market if he wants him to stay, but does anyone really expect that to happen?
The Magpies grabbed three loan deals to save their season in January, and two of those were hugely successful.
Wilson was fabulous for Hull this season, joining on loan in January and scoring seven times, while also providing three assists.
The Welsh youngster can play anywhere across a front three or in the positions behind a striker in Benitez’s favoured 4-2-3-1, and will surely be looking to make the step up to the top tier.
Wilson averaged 2.2 shots per game at Hull, as well as 1.1 key passes per game and 1.5 successful dribbles per game, but it’s his clinical end product that really sets him apart from other youngsters of his ilk.
Despite all this, he is unlikely to get many first team minutes at Liverpool next season, so a loan deal could be perfect for everyone involved. Wilson would be an instant upgrade to Newcastle’s bench, and could even force his way in as a starter if he continues his form into next season.
So, Newcastle fans, would you take a punt on the impressive Liverpool youngster? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…