‘Most exciting signing’, ‘Massively overrated’ – Loads of Newcastle fans split on rumoured target

Newcastle United are considering a rival bid to prevent Aston Villa moving for Liverpool forward Harry Wilson, according to Football Insider.

The Reds product spent the recent campaign on loan in the Championship with Derby County, where his efforts caught the eye of several top-flight English and European sides.

Wolverhampton Wanderers, Crystal Palace and Brighton & Hove Albion have all been credited with an interest in Wilson’s availability throughout the summer, after Liverpool placed a £25million asking price on the 22-year-old.

Newcastle and Villa are now understood to be considering permanent or temporary moves to acquire Wrexham-born Wilson, although Liverpool are yet to make a final decision on whether the 22-year-old’s long-term future will be at Anfield.

Should Jurgen Klopp decide to restrict Wilson’s departure to only loan deals, the Champions League holders are thought to want as much as £4million for one-season, eclipsing the £3million demanded from Derby a year ago.

The German is due to make a call on the 11-cap Wales international’s future imminently now the Reds have concluded their pre-season tour of America, with Wilson pushing for regular first-team football after featuring in 49 fixtures with the Rams last season.

Working under new-Chelsea boss Frank Lampard, Wilson struck 18 goals and was credited with six assists across all competitions, with 16 of his personal strikes helping Derby to the Play-Off Final – where they lost to Aston Villa.

Lampard also deployed Wilson across his attack, with the 22-year-old deployed 23 times on the right-wing, ten times on the left-flank, and 16 times through the centre of the former England international’s midfield.

Newcastle fans reacting to claims that United executives are considering a permanent or loan deal for Wilson have been split in their views, however.

While parts of the St James’ Park faithful have deemed the forward a ‘cracking signing’ who can be a threat from set-pieces, others have seen the rumours as Toon chiefs ‘preparing for life in the Championship’.

Here’s how these fans reacted…

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