Brighton are seemingly among the favourites to sign Harry Wilson from Liverpool in the current transfer window.
As reported by Sussex Live, the Seagulls are among the leading contenders with some bookmakers to secure a deal for the 23-year-old, who is reportedly keen to leave Anfield, having played just once for the Reds so far.
The Mirror reported earlier this month that the Premier League champions want £20m for the Wales international, who is seeking regular top-flight football and who has seemingly been made available for transfer by Jurgen Klopp.
In his first campaign at Premier League level in 2019/20, Wilson struck seven goals for Bournemouth but was unable to save them from relegation. That figure is qualified by the fact that six of his haul came before the end of November, with his last league goal the one he plundered against Brighton back in January (as per TransferMarkt).
Nonetheless, Neal Maupay was the only Seagulls player with a higher goal tally last season, while goals were in rather short supply from the right winger role often played by Wilson. Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Aaron Mooy both scored just twice last term, with the Australian not even being a bespoke option on the right flank as he usually plays through the middle.
Wilson could certainly offer Brighton a greater attacking threat – aside from his goal tally, his match average of 1.8 shots was beaten only by Maupay of those players already at the Amex Stadium. However, his 0.5 key passes per game average and 76% passing accuracy read rather shabbily when compared with the respective figures boasted by Graham Potter’s squad during the 2019/20 season.
Also, the Welshman has still had just one campaign at top-flight level, so there may be some question marks over the wisdom of paying £20m for him.
Wilson has shown that he can score goals at Premier League level, while Brighton are decidedly weak in that department from the right-hand side of their attack.
Should Brighton consider signing Harry Wilson?
On that basis, the Welshman would certainly be worth pursuing. However, the burning question is whether the Seagulls could justify paying £20m for him, particularly with football clubs set to have their spending curtailed by consequences arising from the global pandemic.
Brighton fans, do you think Wilson would be a good addition at the Amex or should the Seagulls steer clear? Join in the discussion by commenting below!
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