Newcastle United opinion: Magpies linked with Harry Wilson – Good move?
According to a report in Daily Mail, Newcastle United, along with fellow Premier League sides Brighton and Southampton are interested in signing Liverpool youngster Harry Wilson during this summer transfer window.
The 22-year-old has been a Liverpool product coming through the academy ranks, before making loan moves to different clubs. He is currently plying his trade at Derby County, a club that will contest the Championship playoff final next week.
It is claimed that the price tag is largely down to the impressive season the Welshman has had at Pride Park so far (h/t Daily Mail), which can get even better if Frank Lampard’s Derby win the playoff final.
Wilson has scored 16 goals and supplied 4 assists in 42 league appearances this season, which is more than decent. Here’s why Newcastle should sign him this summer:
Magpies may need to make attacking reinforcements
There is a massive probability that Newcastle United’s star forward Ayoze Perez could leave the club this summer. The Spaniard was in great form over the latter half of this season and finished with 12 goals in 37 league appearances playing as a right-winger, which is quite impressive.
However, the Spaniard, who still has a contract until the summer of 2021 at St.James’ Park, isn’t too sure whether he would stay at Tyneside beyond this summer. (h/t Chronicle Live)
Hence, it makes sense for the Magpies to sign a new winger to add to the signing of Miguel Almiron four months back. For that reason, Harry Wilson could be an ideal choice for them.
The Liverpool man is a versatile player who can operate on either wing or can also play the role of an attacking midfielder in a 4-4-1-1 or a 4-2-3-1 formation, the latter of which is Rafa Benitez’s preferred system.
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All in all, Newcastle must make sure that they are the first ones making a bid to sign Harry Wilson. Even though the price slapped is a bit high, if we look at the Welshman’s performances in the last 12 months, then it is deserved as well.