Leeds United have walked away from any bid for Harry Wilson, according to reports. Liverpool are taking a chance on the player.
This comes from the Express. They claim Leeds United will no longer pursue Harry Wilson.
The reason is simple enough, too – Liverpool set their price too high at £17m. Too high for Leeds, certainly, who will now look at other players.
It’s all part of a risk Liverpool are taking. We’ll see if it pays off.
Leeds United say no to Harry Wilson
Liverpool could have pushed hard to try and sell Wilson before Euro 2020. They could have got him a new club, brought in some cash, and had a better idea at their own summer budget.
Doing things that way also lengthens the time in which Liverpool can buy players. The Athletic claims they need to sell to buy, after all – they can’t really do much until they’ve brought in cash.
As we detailed here, Liverpool are taking a chance on Wilson. They’re essentially pricing him at what they think he’ll bring in after Euro 2020, not right now.
If they’re wrong, Wilson will get lost in the post-tournament shuffle and Liverpool may settle for a small fee. But if they’re right, good performances could skyrocket Wilson’s price.
It appears this idea has cost them Leeds as a potential destination. It may well cost them more clubs who wish to get their business done early. Not everyone wants to wait until after the Euros, after all.
But Liverpool will hope Wilson can perform well and command close to £20m. If they’re right, that’s a significant chunk of money in their budget for the rest of the window.
Fingers crossed, then. Not many sales will bring in as much money as Wilson. If Liverpool are to do more summer business, they’ll need to get this one right.