Liverpool are reportedly willing to sanction Harry Wilson’s permanent exit from Anfield for £10m amid interest from West Brom, according to The Mirror’s David Anderson.
Wilson’s future at Liverpool remains ‘up in the air’ as we edge closer to the opening day of the Premier League season, with his game-time with Jurgen Klopp’s side likely to be very much restricted.
The Wales international spent the 2020/21 campaign on loan with Cardiff City as they finished eighth in the Championship.
West Brom and Brentford are some of the clubs credited with interest in signing the 24-year-old, with the Baggies looking to win promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking under the management of Valerien Ismael.
Anderson has now revealed that Liverpool are willing to sell Wilson for a fee of £10m this summer, which could be a tempting proposition for a number of clubs before the summer transfer window slams shut.
Wilson has been restricted to just two competitive senior appearances for Liverpool, which will be frustrating for the 24-year-old, who has caught the eye with a number of strong performances on loan in recent seasons.
He burst onto the scene whilst with Derby County in 2018/19, where he scored 18 goals and was on hand to provide six assists from his 49 appearances under the watchful eye of Frank Lampard. However, his efforts weren’t quite enough for promotion as they lost to Aston Villa in the play-off final.
Wilson followed that up with a spell at Bournemouth in the Premier League before a move to Cardiff City in the 2020/21 campaign, and he continued to impress in the second tier, chipping in with seven goals and 12 assists in all competitions for Mick McCarthy’s side.
However, it seems as though he’s heading for a permanent exit from Anfield this summer, despite Jurgen Klopp once praising him for his ‘world-class’ shooting ability.
West Brom have already been faced with a considerable amount of interest from other clubs for Matheus Pereira, with the Brazilian’s strong showings in the last couple of seasons evidently not going unnoticed.
If Pereira were to move on, West Brom could seemingly have his replacement already lined up in Wilson, and they’d be making a shrewd investment into a player who has already shown that he can perform to a high standard in the Championship.
With a WhoScored rating of 6.96 from the 2020/21 season, that puts him fifth on the list for Cardiff, and you’d back him to replicate similar performances under the management of Ismael.
If the Baggies strike a deal to land Wilson’s signature this summer, he could instantly fill any potential void left by Pereira moving on amid substantial transfer interest in the Brazilian.