Newcastle United surely have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Liverpool attacker Harry Wilson as the Reds aren’t thought to be enthusiastic sellers.
Football Insider previously reported that the Magpies were plotting a move for the Reds winger, and were open to agreeing a loan deal or acquiring his services on a permanent basis.
However, it seems the Magpies’ chances of signing Wilson have already taken a hit.
Sky Sports reported on Friday that while the Magpies are in the early stages of talks about the Liverpool winger, the Reds weren’t willing to loan Wilson out once again.
The broadcaster then threw doubt on whether Liverpool would be willing to sell Wilson as they claimed Jurgen Klopp would only reluctantly sanction a permanent exit for the Welsh winger if the player felt an opportunity elsewhere was too good to turn down, as they see him as a potential first-team player following the impressive season.
This makes it seem unlikely Wilson will be available this summer as surely if he has a chance of first-team football at Anfield, he’ll stay put.
The Reds are likely to be contenders for the Premier League title once again and can offer the winger the chance to play Champions League football.
Whereas Steve Bruce’s side will likely be just hoping to avoid a relegation battle, which may be a struggle, while not taking part in any form of European competition.
So it’s hard to see how the Magpies will be able to present an opportunity to Wilson that would be too good to turn down, as you feel the club won’t want to throw money at the 22-year-old who is yet to prove himself in the Premier League.
Wilson would be a good addition to the Magpies’ squad, but there is a gamble to signing someone with no top-flight experience.
Last season, the 22-year-old winger wowed for Derby County while on loan with them as he scored 18 goals while assisting six in 49 outings across all competitions.
Wilson proved to be a clinical force while appearing for the Championship team as he averaged a goal every 220 minutes and 53% of his 85 shots hit the target (Source: BBC).
With stats like that then Wilson could be a success in the Premier League, yet you feel unless there is a drastic change in his circumstances, Newcastle won’t be the side to benefit.
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