By Wayne Veysey

25th Jun, 2021 | 6:45am

Source: Benfica make move to sign Liverpool attacker Wilson after Klopp tells him to go

Benfica have opened preliminary talks over signing Liverpool attacker Harry Wilson this summer, Football Insider understands.

The Portugese giants have made a move for the Wales international, 24, after learning he is available for sale.

A Liverpool source has told Football Insider that Jurgen Klopp has given Wilson the green light to move permanently after a series of loans.

The Merseysiders will accept an offer of around £15million for the left footer.

Klopp wants to use the cash from Wilson – and others like Xherdan Shaqiri, Divock Origi and Neco Williams – to reinvest in the playing squad.

Liverpool had once hoped to secure a fee well in excess of £20m for their academy product.

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But those hopes have gone as a result of restricted finances in football as well as Wilson failing to establish himself at his parent club.

The Welshman has spent the last three-and-a-half seasons on loan – at Cardiff City, Bournemouth, Derby County and Hull City.

He has been a regular scorer and creator for each of those teams, and each loan has been a success.

But only one of those campaigns – at Bournemouth in 2019-20 – was in the Premier League.

Wilson, who has only ever played twice for Liverpool, has just two years left on the five-year deal he signed in 2018.

Wilson is currently playing for Wales at the European Championships.

It is expected that his future will not be sorted until after his country’s involvement in the tournament is complete.

In other news, Liverpool have been tipped to “surprise people” with “big signing” to replace 26-year-old.