Harry Wilson may be about to face transfer hearing at Leeds United


The news of the return of the football championship later this month will be music for Leeds United fans who want to see their team finally promoted to the Premier League. The championship leaders have a seven-point cushion on Fulham, third, with only nine games left, which gives them a significant advantage in the race for automatic promotion.

And as the likelihood of returning to the elite increases, speculation about who could be signed this summer increases, along with Liverpool winger Harry Wilson, one of the last players to be linked to the club.

The 23-year-old has been on loan to struggling AFC Bournemouth this season, but it looks like the Reds boss Jurgen Klopp will be looking to sell the Welsh international or lend him again in the next transfer window.

Given that Helder Costa and Manchester City forward Jack Harrison are the only two large players to have been used frequently by Marcelo Bielsa this season, signing Wilson or another winger seems like a logical step for Leeds manager .

At 23 and probably unable to win a place on Liverpool’s first team, Wilson is at a turning point in his career. Moving to Elland Road could benefit the player and the club.

Wilson, who was contracted to Anfield until 2023, has a market value of around £ 15 million. This may seem like a moderate price for an exciting player, but we have yet to see the impact of the suspension of football on the transfer market.

As a result, looking at how Leeds could line up with Wilson on their team could paint a better picture of whether he is the right sign for them.

Bielsa’s strict 4-1-4-1 system sees its large players deployed in multiple ways, but Wilson’s introduction could add more threat of goal than what we currently see from Costa and Harrison.

Seven Premier League goals this season suggest he’s more powerful in front of Bielsa’s current options, so using him on the right side of a rotating midfielder with Costa could be particularly effective.

However, an improvement in the number of chances Wilson creates may be necessary if Leeds are to spend more than £ 15 million on him and the last Liverpool Loanee matches in Bournemouth, after signing an extension with them until the end of the 2019/20 season, could be his audition to the likes of Leeds and any other potential contender for his signing before the next transfer window.

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Data provider Wyscout has awarded him only 2.51 assists expected in all competitions this season, which is not the most impressive for a player seen as a creative option.

There is no doubt that Wilson would add depth to Leeds’ attack options and provide much needed Premier League experience.

But it remains to be seen whether Bielsa will choose to spend such a large sum of money on a player who still has several areas where he needs to improve before being considered an influential Premier League player.


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