Harry Wilson destined for permanent Liverpool exit, West Brom want to sign him
Harry Wilson is “destined” to exit Liverpool permanently this summer amid interest from West Brom, according to The Athletic.
The news outlet reports that Wilson, 24, is valued between £12million and £15million by the Merseyside club.
Albion aren’t the only team keen on the Wales forward though as Benfica and Brentford are also in the race to sign him.
No chance this is happening
We really don’t see West Brom signing Wilson this summer.
If clubs like Benfica and Brentford are in the running to sign him and both able to offer him top-flight football, we might as well not bother.
Wilson has spent a lot of his career in the Championship, earning 90 second-tier appearances across loan spells at Hull, Derby and Cardiff.
He did well at Cardiff last season, playing 38 times in all competitions for the Welsh side while scoring seven goals and supplying 12 assists. Neil Harris raved about the “magic” Liverpool player after one of his performances last term too [BBC Sport].
We would like Wilson and think the Wrexham-born forward can add some quality to Valerien Ismael’s attack.
However at the price Liverpool want and the competition from elsewhere, this feels like a non-starter.
It is encouraging that we’re interested in him but we cannot waste time pursuing someone who isn’t likely to come.
Later in the transfer window, if Wilson is still at Liverpool, a deal might be more achievable as he’ll no doubt get worried about spending a season on the Premier League club’s bench or in their Under-23s squad.
But for now, let’s look at other targets instead.
In other West Brom news, Ismael has shared what Matheus Pereira has told him in private talks at the Albion.