Report: Leeds want Liverpool winger Harry Wilson if promoted

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa watches on during the first half

Leeds United reportedly want the Liverpool youngster Harry Wilson should they get themselves out of the Championship this season.

Derby's Welsh midfielder Harry Wilson celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the English League Cup third round football match between Manchester United and Derby County at Old...

Leeds are planning to make a move for Liverpool youngster Harry Wilson should they manage to get themselves promoted from the Championship this season, according to a report from The Sun on Sunday (3/3; page 61).

Marcelo Bielsa's side seemed to get their promotion push back on track with a stunning 4-0 victory against rivals West Brom on Friday night. Following Norwich's win the following day, Leeds now sit second in the table and will remain there if Sheffield United fail to win the Steel City derby on Monday.

 

And Bielsa appears to be identifying targets in case they do manage to end their exile from the Premier League this season - with Derby County loanee Wilson on his radar.

The Sun on Sunday (3/3; page 61) reports that Leeds will make a move for the 21-year-old should they go up. It is not clear whether they plan to make a loan or permanent bid for the attacking midfielder, but the report does note that Jurgen Klopp could look to keep him at Anfield next season.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa watches on during the first half

Wilson has enjoyed an outstanding year at Pride Park this term, scoring 12 goals and providing two assists for the Rams, whose own promotion hopes were dealt a huge blow at the weekend as they were beaten 4-0 by Aston Villa.

His brilliant form would make most parent clubs sit up and take notice. But Liverpool have ascended to another level in the last couple of years, largely due to their attacking prowess, so Wilson's future does appear to be uncertain.

And if Leeds can capitalise on that uncertainty and address their lack of options in the number 10 role - though Wilson's international teammate Tyler Roberts was sensational on Friday - it would be a fantastic piece of business from the Whites

Harry Wilson of Derby County celebrates as he scores the first goal of the game during the Sky Bet Championship between Derby County and Swansea City at Pride Park Stadium on December 01,...

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