Leeds United ended their pursuit of Harry Wilson because of his near-total lack of game-time at Liverpool.

That is according to ex-Whites goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively after Football Insider revealed that Leeds have no plans to reignite their interest in the 24-year-old Welshman.

Leeds attempted to sign the winger, who Liverpool value at £15million, in 2018 and 2019 but to no avail.

He joined Cardiff City on loan at the beginning of the 2020-21 campaign and scored seven and assisted 12 in 37 Championship appearances.

That was Wilson‘s fifth loan spell in six seasons and the free-kick specialist has made just two senior appearances for his parent club.

Kenny insists that his inability to force his way into contention at Anfield will have persuaded Leeds there are better targets available.

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“It’s a tough one,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

“He’s a Liverpool player and he was on loan at Cardiff last year. But it says a lot for me that he hasn’t played for Liverpool yet.

“It’s a tough ask and you’ve got to be a very talented player to play for Liverpool, and I’m not saying he’s not a talented player.

“But to not have played as a 25-year-old and being on loan at the Championship, that would say to me that’s why they’ve dropped their interest.

“They’ll probably now move on to other targets.”

Leeds finished 9th in the Premier League in 2020-21, their best top-flight showing since 2002.

Wilson’s Cardiff meanwhile finished 8th after a strong second half to the season under Mick McCarthy.

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