By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

14th Aug, 2020 | 2:06pm

'They will spend' – Exclusive: Pundit reacts as price tag put on exciting Leeds attacking target

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Paul Robinson has said that £20m is a “decent price” for attacking target Harry Wilson and added, “Leeds will spend”. 

However, he warned that Leeds must avoid spending “willy-nilly” and use their new Premier League money wisely.

The Sun reported that Leeds are readying a £15m offer for the attacker but the Liverpool Echo claims Jurgen Klopp won’t accept less than £20m for his young star.

Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said, “I think he [Wilson] is a good player. He didn’t play every game for Bournemouth last season, he was in and out, but when he did play he showed his quality – from set-pieces especially.

“Leeds will be linked with so many players. They are going to have a war chest, they need to strengthen and they will spend. But they’ve got to spend wisely and sensibly.

“Aston Villa spent £100m on players last season and only just stayed up. It’s one thing hoarding all these big names – it’s another doing it in the Premier League.

“It’s not a case of spending willy-nilly, it’s a case of spending sensibly in the positions you want. Norwich didn’t spend anything and crashed out. We’ve talked about Villa – they spent £100m and almost went down.

“Leeds have to get their recruitment right. Saying that, I think £20m in today’s market is decent for Wilson. He’s a young lad, £20m for a player of that quality is not a bad price.”

Leeds are looking to add attacking reinforcements this summer with Said Benrahma and Michy Batshuayi said to be their top targets.

Wilson is another name on the list and all three would definitely add to quality to the Leeds squad.

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