Exclusive: Whelan tips Leeds to sign left footer perfect for Bielsa style after big development
Noel Whelan has tipped Leeds United to make it “third time lucky” with Harry Wilson if Liverpool deem the attacking midfielder surplus to requirements this summer.
The former Leeds and Coventry striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed the 23-year-old would be a “very, very exciting” addition at Elland Road.
Marcelo Bielsa is a keen admirer of the attacking midfielder and the club have failed in attempts to sign him on loan in the previous two summers.
However, Football Insider revealed that the Premier League leaders are willing to listen to permanent offers for the Welsh midfielder after three successful loan spells in the last three seasons.
Wilson was valued at £25million last summer but with clubs taking a financial hit over the past two months the Reds may accept a fee for just half of that figure.
When asked by Football Insider if the creative midfielder is just what is needed at Elland Road, Whelan said: “It could be third time lucky. He has gone to Bournemouth and Derby previously (instead of Leeds).
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“He is a player that is admired by Marcelo Bielsa and a player that fits the bill when you look at style of play – an attacking midfielder that has technical ability on the ball.
“He has a little taste of Premier League football so if he is available I think Leeds will be interested.
“He seems like a very, very exciting player and a good addition. Coming from Liverpool, he has great pedigree and he has proven his worth at Derby. There is a player there.”
Wilson is currently on loan season-long loan at relegation-threatened Bournemouth where he has scored six goals in 27 appearances.
The Wales international is contracted by Liverpool until 2023 after signing a five-year deal in the summer of 2018.
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