Sources: Door opens for Leeds to sign big Bielsa favourite as previous £25m value tumbles
Leeds United can sign Liverpool dazzler Harry Wilson for a knockdown fee this summer, Football Insider understands.
The Merseyside giants are expected to listen to permanent offers for the left-footed winger after three impressive spells out on loan.
Leeds were keen on landing Wilson, 23, on loan in each of the previous two summer windows but were beaten in the race by Bournemouth and Derby County respectively.
Marcelo Bielsa is a big admirer of the versatile attacker, who he regards as extremely talented and with the potential to develop into a real star.
Wilson’s path to the Liverpool first team is blocked by a galaxy of stars and that could seen him leave for good in the next transfer window.
He was valued at around £25million by the runaway Premier League leaders last summer but the transfer market has been turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Fees are expected to tumble across the board and the Reds may accept an offer for Wilson at around half of what they wanted 12 months ago.
Jurgen Klopp has made it clear he rates Wilson highly but the emergence of teenage sensation Curtis Jones and the January signing of Takumi Minamino are likely to make first-team opportunities scarce.
Leeds will be a very attractive proposition to ambitious elite young players if they succeed in their promotion bid.
Bielsa has an almost unparalleled reputation for turning rising stars into established ones.
Wilson has scored six goals in 27 matches for Bournemouth this season after previous free-scoring spells at Derby and Hull City.
He is contracted to Liverpool until 2023 after signing a five-year deal in the summer of 2018.
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