The Liverpool Echo report that the Reds are looking at a fee over £20m for Harry Wilson this summer. They could end up with much more, however.
The Echo claim that Liverpool feel Wilson’s reputation is enough to command a £20m+ fee. That should really be the absolutely minimum, though. Arguably, they should aim over £30m.
Wilson has scored seven Premier League goals this season – a very respectable amount. In fact, it’s a very impressive amount for a player in his first top-flight season, while playing for a struggling team.
While we feel he needs to add assists to his game for any Liverpool future, that goal tally will excite many Premier League clubs.
Compare that tally to a signing from last summer, for instance. Alex Iwobi left Arsenal for Everton in a deal the BBC say is worth up to £34m.
Now, Iwobi is a year older than 22-year-old Wilson and played at a bigger club. He also didn’t have anything like the goal record of Wilson, scoring three Premier League goals in his final season at Arsenal and three the two seasons before that, too.
He did have a far superior assist record, creating six in that final campaign, though. But it still stands that a player in a similar position to Wilson – and a year older – went for over £30m.
That’s despite the poor goal record.
Now, if Wilson continues his form, he should hit double-digits for goals by the end of the season. And if he does, Liverpool can surely tell any club interested in Wilson that the fee will be £30m+.
They may even get away with that now. A few more goals, however, and there’s no doubt about it.