'Too expensive for Leeds' - Exclusive: Danny Mills reacts to Bielsa transfer U-turn
Danny Mills believes that potential Leeds United signing Harry Wilson has “got the talent” but may be a “little bit expensive for Leeds”.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former Leeds fullback claimed Liverpool have slapped a £20-25million asking price on the winger.
United have been tracking Wilson for two years but, as revealed by Football Insider yesterday, Marcelo Bielsa has now cooled his interest in the player and well look elsewhere for attacking reinforcements.
When Leeds won promotion it was understood that Wilson was at the top of their transfer wish list but that situation has now changed.
Asked whether Wilson would fit the bill at Leeds, Mills said: “He’s certainly got the talent. I think we saw that when he was at Derby, he played very very well for Derby the season he was there.
“He’s been a little bit in and out of the team at Bournemouth but he’s clearly got fantastic quality. We see that time and time again from free kicks and deliveries and dribbling.
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“It looks like there are possibly other clubs interested as well. I think Liverpool have slapped a £20m or £25m price tag on him and that appears that that might be a little bit expensive for Leeds.”
After spending last season on loan at Bournemouth from Liverpool, Wilson is open to a permanent move away from Anfield.
Wilson made 31 appearances for the Cherries last season scoring seven times as the Cherries suffered relegation.
The spell was his fourth loan away from Merseyside after temporary moves to Crewe Alexandra, Hull City and Derby County.
The attacker is yet to make a league appearance for Liverpool.
In other news, a player signed a four-year-deal with Leeds United yesterday afternoon.