Harry Wilson has reportedly found himself in the middle of a transfer tussle between Newcastle and Aston Villa.
Despite partaking in the majority of Liverpool’s pre-season to date, Wilson’s future at Anfield has always come under question.
The winger spent the entirety of the 2018/19 season on loan with Derby County and duly impressed having notched 18 goals and six assists throughout his 49 appearances in all competitions.
The Championship side found themselves on the cusp of a Premier League berth before, one of Wilson’s reported suitors, Aston Villa emerged victorious in the clash at Wembley.
Now Villa are said to be interested in securing Wilson’s services ahead of the 2019/20 season, according to Wales Online who also state Newcastle are an interested party.
They suggest a bid in the region of £15 million “would be enough to prise him away” from Liverpool, although a loan deal with an option to buy for £20m is also said to be on the table.
The reports are corroborated by Sky Sports News who also claim talks are at an early stage with both clubs.
Moreover, the Mirror‘s David Maddock has revealed Jurgen Klopp “would reluctantly sell” Wilson should the 22-year-old seek pastures new in the pursuit of regular first-team football, but another loan move is not on the table – effectively ruling out a return to Derby.
Interestingly, each report states Liverpool’s stance on Wilson’s future has yet to be decided, meaning a multitude of prospective futures are still on the cards for Wilson.
But with the Reds’ pre-season tour of the US now over and key attacking personnel set to return following the game against Napoli, a decision over his future could arrive sooner rather than later.
While Klopp has told the Wales international that he will be given an “expanded role” should he stay, his chances to shine remain on a rotational basis or if injury strikes.
At 22-years-old he is likely to seek an avenue which sees him continue his development with regular playing time.
Meaning the decision is likely to come down to Wilson himself, so long as his £25m valuation is met, where an opportunity to feature regularly in the Premier League could prove hard to pass up.