Swansea City are plotting a move to bring Harry Wilson to the Liberty Stadium this summer.
That’s according to a report by The Sunday People (via Football League World), who claim that Steve Cooper’s side have joined the likes of West Bromwich Albion, Fulham and Brentford in the race to land the Liverpool winger in the summer transfer window.
According to an earlier report by Goal, Jurgen Klopp’s side are willing to part with the 24-year-old this summer, with it being thought a fee of around £12m should be enough to get a deal over the line.
Considering just how impressive Wilson was in the Championship last season, it is unsurprising to learn of Swansea’s interest in the forward this summer, particularly following the recent departure of Andre Ayew.
Indeed, over his 37 Championship appearances while on loan at Cardiff City last term, the £15.3m-rated man scored seven goals, registered 11 assists and created 11 big chances for his teammates, as well as taking an average of two shots and making 1.3 key passes per game.
These returns saw the man Marcelo Bielsa dubbed an “exceptional” player earn an average SofaScore match rating of 7.20, ranking him Mick McCarthy’s second-best performer in the second tier of English football, playing a key role in the Bluebirds’ securing an eighth-place finish in the league.
And, with Cooper having already lost the Swans’ top league goalscorer in Ayew this summer, the 41-year-old will almost certainly be looking to bring in a player who can replace both the clinical finishing and creativity of the 31-year-old, with Wilson appearing to be a fantastic candidate to do so.
So, while £12m is undoubtedly a hefty transfer fee for Swansea to pay, should the club wish to go one step further than their play-off final appearance last time out and secure promotion to the Premier League next season, the addition of the Wales international would certainly appear to be a major step towards achieving this feat, as well as being a signing Cooper would absolutely love.