Amid on-going interest Liverpool have set a £15m price tag for set-piece specialist Harry Wilson.
Pearce has noted that there has not been an official bid as of yet. However a number of teams such as West Brom, Benfica, and Brentford have joined Fulham in their admiration of Wilson, meaning competition for his signature is anticipated.
It is believed that Liverpool rejected an offer of £12m from Burnley last summer, and the club believe his price has only increased following Wilson’s loan spell at Cardiff where he contributed seven goals and 12 assists last season.
Multiple departures may trigger new signings
It has been accepted that the club’s business model centres around a policy of sell-to-buy. Multiple players have long been linked with moves away from the club, but the latest development with Wilson, along with other reports, indicate Liverpool are ready to begin escalating their transfer agenda.
Liverpool have accepted bids for both Marko Grujic and Taiwo Awoniyi, meaning Wilson now looks likely to be the third departure in a short space of time. It is also anticipated that other ‘squad’ players such as Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri could join them this summer.
This sudden influx in activity may indicate that Jurgen Klopp is clearing space and generating funds for potential incoming targets.
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Despite being at the club since the age of nine, it unfortunately seems evident Wilson’s future does not belong at Liverpool.
In recent years the 24-year-old has been loaned out no less than five times and has failed to make a league appearance for the Reds. When that is considered, a £15m fee would certainly provide a sizeable cash injection for someone whose role within the squad would be limited.
Similar to the deals agreed for Grujic and Awoniyi, any potential departure will be judged on how successfully those funds are reinvested.