Alex Bruce has urged Leeds United to chase a deal for Liverpool winger Harry Wilson if they are promoted to the Premier League this season.
The former Leeds and Hull City defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, claims the Bournemouth loanee is exactly the sort of player the Whites need upon a return to the top-flight.
As revealed by Football Insider, Liverpool are set to listen to offers for the 23-year-old and may accept a far lower price than their previous £25million valuation.
Leeds have pursued a loan deal for Wilson in each of the last two summer transfer windows, with Marcelo Bielsa understood to be a big fan of the versatile forward.
Bruce believes the 13-cap Wales international ticks all the boxes for Leeds and that he could even be a long-term replacement for fan favourite Pablo Hernandez.
Bruce told Football Insider: “I think he’s a very good Premier League player, I think he’s a good prospect and he can only get better.
“He’s obviously got great free-kick ability and he’s a huge threat from around the box. I think if Leeds are going to get back in the Premier League and dive into the transfer market, they need proven Premier League players.
“I think Harry’s turned into one of those with the clubs he’s been at and the performances he’s given.”
Asked if Wilson could be a long-term successor to Hernandez, Bruce said: “He could be but the immediate thing for Leeds is that it wouldn’t be a bad thing pairing them up together, would it?
“That’s a tasty thought, they’re both good players.”
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