Danny Mills has urged Leeds United to shell out £4million to take Harry Wilson on loan from Liverpool next season.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-England international is convinced his former club can seal promotion by winning what is set to be a competitive race for the Wales international.
Liverpool value Wilson at the £25million mark but Jurgen Klopp may decide to loan him out for another season at a quoted fee of £4million rather than sell him permanently.
The 22-year-old has just completed an impressive campaign for Derby County in which he was instrumental in them reaching the play-off final and Mills would like to see Leeds swoop for him this summer.
“Leeds were third in the league, they were not far off automatic promotion,” Mills told Football Insider. “They can go one step further by spending £10million and bringing three quality players in.
“They have to spend money, unless they have someone from the academy who is a creative midfielder who can score 15 goals next season, or a striker who can score 25.
“If there is no money to spend, they could sell Jack Clarke for £12million and use the proceeds to bring in Harry Wilson on loan and a couple of others.
“They could get Wilson for £4million for the season if Liverpool don’t want to sell him, and he is someone proven in the Championship who will get you goals, take brilliant set pieces and create chances.”
Wilson, who can play in any of the attacking roles behind the main centre-forward, has proved he can be a prolific scorer at Championship level.
He scored 18 goals as well as supplied six assists from 49 appearances during his year at Derby and previously thriving during half-a-season at Hull City.
He has a Liverpool contract that runs until 2023 but has made only a single senior appearance for his parent club.
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