Leeds United are said to be preparing a £15m bid for Liverpool winger Harry Wilson, according to the Sun – half the valuation that Klopp had put on his head last summer.

Wilson spent the last season on loan at Bournemouth and it proved to be a very disappointing campaign as Eddie Howe’s side was relegated on the last day of the season.

The 23-year-old did his bit from the wing, scoring seven goals and ending the season as Bournemouth’s second-highest scorer.

The report claims Liverpool were looking for £30m last summer but Leeds are ready to bid just half that after the 19/20 season and in a market depressed because of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Wilson is under contract until 2023 and while Aston Villa and Newcastle are also interested in a move, the report claims Liverpool could decide to send him out on loan again.

Better targets for Leeds

We were very high on Wilson last summer and hoped that Leeds would be able to land him on loan.

However, there are bigger irons in the fire for Leeds at the moment and we’d prefer to see Said Benrahma at Leeds than Wilson.

That’s not to say we’d be disappointed if he signed. Wilson started the 19/20 campaign off like a train, scoring in his first two games and making it six in the first 13.

His form tailed off along with Bournemouth’s drop down the table and in that respect, Wilson had a similar campaign to Norwich striker Teemu Pukki – he’s another player who could have played himself out of a move.

Neither player have become bad overnight, though, and at £15m we think Wilson would be a good buy.

However, there are other players we’d like to see at Elland Road first and we haven’t heard any whispers around Elland Road about Wilson.

We think there might not be much to this one at the moment.

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