Saturday, July 24, 2021

Benfica approach Liverpool for Harry Wilson

Benfica have made an official approach to Liverpool about the possibility of signing Harry Wilson, according to James Pearce of The Athletic. The initial talks have broken down with the Portuguese club daunted by Liverpool’s asking price of €15 million, but the Premier League side expect them back at the table soon.

The 24-year-old attacking midfielder has so far had five different loan spells away from Anfield, plying his trade at Crewe, Hull City, Derby County, Bournemouth, and most recently Cardiff City, for which he scored seven and assisted 12 goals in 37 Championship appearances in 2020-21. 

Wilson is keen on securing regular first-team football, and he is aware his chances of getting it at Liverpool in the near future are small. Therefore, he is open to the possibility of a permanent move away.

Apart from Benfica, newly promoted Premier League side Brentford have also expressed an interest, as have the relegated West Bromwich Albion. Swansea boss Steve Cooper tried to sign Wilson last year and lost the race to Cardiff, but he remains a known admirer.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on seven different football blogs.

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