Liverpool outcast offered lifeline at Anfield after £12m Prem bid rejected

Date published: Friday 2nd October 2020 4:29 - Samuel Bannister

Liverpool have rejected a final offer from Burnley for Harry Wilson, so the winger could end up staying at Anfield, according to reports.

Wilson has looked destined to leave Liverpool during this transfer window after spending the past three seasons out on loan. Last year, he played in the Premier League for Bournemouth, impressing despite their relegation.

A number of clubs had been linked with keeping him in the top flight, with no place for him back at Liverpool.

However, those options have narrowed in recent weeks. First, Leeds United dropped their interest – and now, Burnley appear to have done the same.

The Clarets were growing confident of adding Wilson to their squad before the transfer deadline. However, Football Insider reveal that Liverpool have turned down Burnley’s latest bid.

Burnley had put £12m on the table to try and sign the Wales international – but Liverpool are holding out for at least £15m.

That’s a price tag that Burnley are not willing to meet. Indeed, Sky Sports carry their own report, claiming Sean Dyche is happy to stick with his current squad – thus ending their interest in Wilson.

 

Wilson could stay at Liverpool

A lack of other offers, therefore, could mean Wilson stays at Liverpool. He made just his second senior appearance for them in the Carabao Cup defeat to Arsenal in midweek, missing the crucial penalty in the shootout.

In an unexpected turn of events, it may not have been Wilson’s last kick in a Liverpool shirt. Despite Jurgen Klopp not having a place for him in his plans, he could be forced to keep the 23-year-old.

Football Insider mention Southampton and Newcastle as other clubs that had been considering a move for Wilson, but it is not clear if they will go back in for him after Burnley’s decision.

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