Sky Sports have claimed Newcastle are keen to sign Liverpool-owned midfielder Harry Wilson, who one fan claims ‘ticks all of the boxes’.
The 22-year-old attacking midfielder has been on loan in the Championship this season, and is currently bound for the Play-Off Final at Wembley with Derby County, for whom he has represented 48 times across all competitions.
In his 42 outings in England’s second-tier, including the two-legged Semi-Final against Leeds United, Wilson has scored 16 goals and assisted a further four, despite Frank Lampard rarely restricting the £4,000-a-week ace to a single position.
TransferMarkt note the 9-cap senior Wales international has played 21 of his league games on the right of Lampard’s attack, eight on the left and 13 through the centre of midfield, with a similar story in both the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.
Any move, however, would set United back a fair whack beyond his likely pay rise, as Sky Sports understand Liverpool want up to £25million for their academy graduate, who has only played one senior game for them.
We would also face competition from Derby – who are keen to see the Wrexham-born ace stay at Pride Park – Southampton and Brighton, while Crystal Palace are thought to be interested in what Wilson could offer them if Wilfried Zaha were to move on in the summer.
Bundesliga trio Augsburg, Hertha Berlin and Eintracht Frankfurt, and several sides in Spain, are also said to be monitoring Wilson’s situation. The left-footed star has a contract at Anfield until 2023.
When Newcastle’s interest in Wilson was then shared on social media, here’s how some of the St James’ Park faithful reacted…
Was talking about Harry Wilson last week. If we get Benitez sorted and money is available then Wilson is the kind of player that ticks all of the boxes. He’s some talent.
— Stuart (@stuartellis24) May 22, 2019
Can’t wait to see him whipping the ball in for Joselu.
— EuropeanBob (@WoodyLad8) May 22, 2019
Yes please! Said this for most of this season that I’d like him next season even on loan!
— peter nixon (@petern280) May 22, 2019
The Left footed James Maddison✅
Exactly the sort of young talented British player Newcastle Utd should be in the running for⚫️⚪️
— Rafa Facts (@FactsRafa) May 22, 2019
Do it, do it, do it!!!!!!
— ????????Dayle???????? (@DayleBarron) May 22, 2019
Massively overhyped when mount was injured he was no where to be seen!
— Ben Woodward (@Ben_woodward9) May 22, 2019
— Cormac Poland (@Cormac007) May 22, 2019
Been linked with 50 players so far and still no manager ????
— AK (@AndrewK59687062) May 22, 2019
We have no official manager yet! How are we being linked with these players?? Same old
— NEwcastle Un1teD-mAd (@shareefAminpour) May 22, 2019