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West Brom: Steve Madeley casts Harry Wilson doubt

West Brom: Steve Madeley casts Harry Wilson doubt - West Bromwich Albion Transfer Rumours

West Brom correspondent Steve Madeley says he’d ‘be surprised’ if they engaged in ‘many bidding wars’, with the Baggies facing competition to sign Harry Wilson from Liverpool.

The lowdown

The Athletic‘s James Pearce reports that Liverpool want £13million for the Wales international.

SL Benfica made an approach for Wilson, only for initial talks to stall over the Reds’ demands.

The Portuguese outfit are nonetheless expected to continue their pursuit of the 24-year-old, who’s also attracted interest from West Brom and newly-promoted Brentford.

In addition to his seven goals, Wilson recorded 11 assists while on loan at Cardiff City last season.

Only Michael Olise and Emiliano Buendia, who’s just sealed a £33million switch to Aston Villa, set up more goals.

The latest

Madeley pointed out that ‘lots of other clubs‘ are keen on Wilson, who’s currently on Euro 2020 duty.

And he doesn’t expect Albion to be willing to slug it out with those fellow suitors for his signature.

West Brom were, of course, relegated to the second tier after their Premier League return lasted only one season.

The verdict

Wilson would be an excellent signing for West Brom because, in all honesty, he’s too good to be playing in the Championship.

He’s a high calibre player judging by his showings on loan at the likes of Cardiff and Derby, and he could be the driving force behind a promotion bid if the Baggies pulled off the coup.

But you can see the wisdom in allocating resources more widely if his price creeps up – plenty of improvements are needed in the squad to ensure a proper push at an immediate return to the top flight.

And it should also be noted that Wilson’s preference will surely be top-tier football given that he is now approaching his prime at 24. He may be looking to truly launch his career after waiting in vain for a chance at Liverpool.

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