By Wayne Veysey
Liverpool attacker Harry Wilson has made it clear he does not want a season-long loan to Leeds United or any of his other multiple suitors this summer, Football Insider understands.
The in-demand winger, 22, is the subject of strong interest from Premier League, upper Championship, Spanish, German and Italian clubs on the back of an impressive campaign at Derby County.
A source with knowledge of Wilson’s situation has told Football Insider he is ready to tell Liverpool he is keen for a permanent move if Jurgen Klopp does not consider him part of his first-team plans for next season.
Leeds are among the clubs who have made loan enquiries about the versatile attacker, who scored 18 goals for Derby and was instrumental in a campaign that ended in play-off final heartache.
He is valued at £25million by Liverpool, who have not ruled out the possibility of another loan for a player who is contracted to them until the summer of 2023.
Wilson sees his situation differently and is eager to find a new club if he is not part of the Anfield senior squad next season.
Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa wants to sign a battery of versatile attacking players this summer, capable of playing on both flanks as well as in central roles as he looks to bring greater productivity on front of goal to the team who had the worst conversion rate in the Championship last season en route to a third-place finish.
Football Insider exclusively broke the news on Thursday morning that United have set their sights on signing Wolves winger Helder Costa on a year-long deal.
It remains to be seen whether the Midlands giants are opening to loaning out the Portugal international, or whether he willing to step down a league to get regular football.