Silly season never really ends, does it?
Leeds United are reportedly interested in landing Liverpool’s Harry Wilson on loan if they are promoted, according to journalist Alan Nixon. This isn’t the first time that they’ve been linked with the player, and with Leeds on top of the table, they’re gonna need some new players next year.
LEEDS. Already looking at Harry Wilson at LIVERPOOL for a loan next season if they go up. Playing for DERBY. Must have been checking him out from the bushes.— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) March 3, 2019
Wilson is currently on loan at Derby County, and he’s been one of the most sought-after loanees for a couple years now in the Championship, with plenty of teams reportedly interested in the winger, who spent last season on loan at Hull City.
Leeds were reportedly linked with the player before Marcelo Bielsa came to Elland Road, so it’s not certain if Wilson is a long-term target, or if Leeds weren’t able to land Wilson in a deal and so went after someone like Jack Harrison, who is on loan at Leeds from Manchester City, instead for this season.
Wilson would be an upgrade over Harrison at one of the wing positions, but it sounds like he’ll only be coming to Leeds if the team is promoted. If I had to guess, it would be because the amount of wages that Liverpool would like the loan club to take on would be too much for Leeds to handle in the Championship, but with the Premier League income being so much greater, it wouldn’t be difficult for Leeds to be able to afford it then.
Now, this could all be just a way for Derby County, or any other club, really, to either make a bid for Wilson once the summer transfer window opens, or it really could reflect genuine interest by Leeds in the player. What’s not in doubt, however, is that Leeds are going to need some new players if they do indeed make the leap to the Premier League after this season.