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Rumour Mongering: Everybody Loves Harry Wilson

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At least that’s what the papers say.

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Harry Wilson is a wanted man.

The Liverpool academy graduate who spent last season on loan at Bournemouth didn’t, it looks like, do well enough to earn him a spot in the Liverpool squad. But he did do well enough in his debut Premier League season that he looks set to play in England’s top flight again.

It was already known that Newcastle United were interested in the Wales international, and now it looks like they have some competition. Simon Jones of the Mail on Sunday reports that Southampton and Leeds United are now in the hunt for the winger.

“The Premier League champions want £20million for the 23-year-old Welsh international and will not accept a loan deal”, Jones claims.

Considering Newcastle are, to put it politely, skint, I think they might have a hard time pulling this deal off. Southampton and Leeds are on more solid financial ground, with the Saints a more established and reliable Premier League club, though the pull of Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa is real. He’s got a choice on his hands.

And it might be for the best that he parts ways with Liverpool. I’m not sure he’s really dynamic or explosive enough to play in our front three. Nor is he disciplined enough for a central midfield role. But he is a good player and should have a fine career in the Premier League wherever he lands.

So long, Harry Wilson.