Liverpool “sensation” Harry Wilson will not still be at the club next season, according to Noel Whelan.
Ex-Leeds United and Coventry City striker Whelan, who has seen lots of Wilson on loan at Championship club Derby County, is a huge admirer of the versatile attacker but is convinced he will be sold by the Merseyside giants.
The Wales international, 22, has alerted Premier League and upper Championship clubs with his performances for Derby this season and Hull City in the second half of the last campaign.
As revealed by Football Insider, Liverpool have already fielded multiple enquiries for Wilson even though he has a contract with his parent club that runs until 2023.
“He is a huge talent and has been a sensation in the Championship,” Whelan told Football Insider. “He has freshened up what was an ageing Derby side and has provided creativity, goals and a hammer of a left foot.
“The problem for Wilson is he is too good not to be playing, but he’s not going to get in Liverpool’s side ahead of [Mohamed[ Salah, [Roberto] Firmino, [Sadio] Mane, [Xherdan Shaqiri] and the rest.
“He’s certainly good enough to play in the Premier League but is he a Champions League standard player? I’m not so sure. If Liverpool get a big offer, and they probably will, there’s no way he’s staying.”
Wilson has been used predominantly on the right flank and as a central attacking midfielder by Frank Lampard at Derby this season and has responded with 17 goals and five assists from 46 matches in all competitions.
The youngster, who has also scored two goals in nine Wales appearances, slotted away the penalty for Derby last Sunday that sealed their place against Leeds United in the end-of-season play-offs.