The Liverpool starlet is still on Aston Villa’s radar, according to a report.
Sky Sports have reported that Aston Villa are still interested in signing Liverpool prospect Harry Wilson this summer.
Wilson had an excellent season-long loan at Derby County last term, scoring 18 and setting up six goals across all competitions for the Rams.
His success in the Championship has prompted suggestions that he’s ready for Premier League football and, according to Sky Sports, Aston Villa are keen on a deal which could set them back a cool £20 million – £15 million of it would be up front.
The report adds that Liverpool won’t be sanctioning another season-long loan and that Jurgen Klopp might even want to keep the 22-year-old at Anfield after impressing under the German in pre-season so far.
Should Aston Villa go for him? Absolutely.
Yes it’s a steep fee for someone only proven in the Championship for now, but Wilson has so much potential and if he realises it in the top flight, there’s decent re-sale value for the Villans.
At the start of the summer, a lot of Villa fans were desperate to see Joe Lolley, a boyhood fan, signed from Nottingham Forest.
But Wilson, who scored six more goals than the 26-year-old last term, is already a better player and one who Dean Smith could take to the next level.