Newcastle United face competition from both Aston Villa and Leeds United for Liverpool ace Harry Wilson, according to The Sun.
As per the outlet, Marcelo Biesla’s team, who got promoted as champions from the EFL Championship to the Premier League in the 2019/20 season, are eyeing up a bid worth £15 million for the winger who spent the last campaign on loan at AFC Bournemouth.
Wilson scored a relatively impressive seven goals and made a further two assists in 35 games in all competitions (via Transfermarkt).
Comparing his stats to Allan Saint-Maximin, Christian Atsu and Miguel Almiron in the top flight in the last term, the 23-year old averaged 1.8 shots per EPL game, which was only matched by Saint-Maximin, and was also dispossessed the fewest times while also averaging the most long balls per league match (per Whoscored).
Would Harry Wilson start for Newcastle?
Being at just 23 years of age as well, Wilson arguably still has a lot of potential and so paying £15 million up front this summer could prove to be a decent bit of business.
He is also a full Welsh international, making 13 appearances in the senior side since Chris Coleman gave him his debut at just 16 years old, and he has since netted two times, according to Transfermarkt.
However, the Tyneside club may need to act fast if they are to get Wilson’s signature over the dotted line given the competition that they will potentially face from Leeds and Villa.
Nevertheless, Wilson could well turn out to be a good signing for the Magpies if they can beat their competition to secure his services.
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