Leeds United are in a game of “cat and mouse” with Liverpool as they aim to sign Wales forward Harry Wilson, according to BBC Sport journalist Simon Stone.
The reporter claims that with Liverpool set to host Leeds at Anfield on Saturday for the Whites’ first match back in the Premier League after 16 years, the reigning top-flight champions are reluctant to sell the 23-year-old until next week.
Stone adds that Wilson is valued over £15million by Liverpool.
“There’s a game of cat and mouse going on between Liverpool and Leeds over Harry Wilson,” said Stone, as shown in a video clip on the BBC Sport Twitter account.
“Wilson spent last year at Bournemouth, he’s got Premier League experience.
“I don’t think Liverpool want to let him go to Leeds before the two clubs meet this weekend.
“We could be talking of a fee over £15million but I think we’re talking next week, rather than this week.”
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Wilson scored seven goals and supplied two assists in 35 appearances across all competitions while on loan at Bournemouth last season.
However, the Cherries were relegated and Wilson wasn’t even seen as a key member of Eddie Howe’s squad by starting 20 of the south coast club’s 38 league matches even though he never really struggled with injuries, fitness or suspensions.
Marcelo Bielsa likes to have a lot of wide players at his disposal in his squad and Wilson is handy in the sense that he can play on both the left or right-hand side of the attack.
We will watch this one quite closely because although Liverpool reportedly want over £15million for their player right now, they could lower their demands as we get closer to the transfer deadline in October.
Wilson doesn’t appear to have much of a future at Anfield and Liverpool would surely rather sell the Wales international in the current transfer window than wait until January or even next summer when his value will have depreciated.
In other Leeds United news, Rangers are bracing themselves over Ryan Kent.