Liverpool are reportedly prepared to let go of talented academy graduate Harry Wilson in the summer, amid widespread interest from England and Europe.
According to a report from the Daily Mirror, Liverpool have set an asking price of £21 million for Wales international Harry Wilson, who is generating a lot of interest at home and abroad after a successful loan spell with Championship side Derby County in the last season.
Wilson has been regarded as one of the most talented prospects to have come out of the Liverpool academy in recent years. However, he has managed just a single first-team appearance till date, which came back in 2017. The 22-year-old was loaned out to EFL Championship side Derby County during the 2018-19 campaign, where he made a huge impression.
Wilson starred for Frank Lampard’s side, bagging 18 goals and 6 assists from 49 matches across all competitions, helping the Rams to the Championship playoff finals, where they were defeated by Aston Villa. Coming on the back of a brilliant season, Wilson was hoping to get a chance in the Liverpool first-team next term, but that is unlikely to the case as per the report.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, while being impressed with the 22-year-old Welshman, is unlikely to integrate into his team next season, the report adds. The German is considering the possibility of loaning him out for another term. But the club are planning on cashing on the talented winger when the interest in him is high and to that end, have slapped a £21 million price-tag.
Wilson, the Daily Mirror claims, is a wanted commodity in the German Bundesliga with RB Leipzig and TSG Hoffenheim expressing an interest in signing up the 22-year-old this summer, having seen the impact of young British players like Jadon Sancho and Reiss Nelson in recent years.
Scottish giants Rangers, managed by Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, are also in the running, with the former England international being a huge admirer of Wilson’s abilities. La Liga clubs Valencia and Getafe are also believed to be tracking the Wales international.
Closer to home, Wilson is being targeted by a host of Premier League clubs like Bournemouth, Leicester City and newly promoted Aston Villa, while Derby County themselves are open to the possibility of bringing back the attacker to the Pride Park on a permanent basis.
Wilson has a contract with Liverpool till the summer of 2023, but with the club eyeing a big money move for Lille forward Nicolas Pepe in the summer, his pathway into the first-team is unlikely to be easy.
As things stand, Wilson could be allowed to leave by Liverpool in the summer, along with another promising academy graduate Ryan Kent. A move abroad could appeal to the 22-year-old, especially with the likes of RB Leipzig, Valencia, Getafe and Rangers able to provide him a chance to play in the continental competitions.