Liverpool steadfast on winger, as two rivals baulk at price tag

Date published: Tuesday 8th September 2020 3:59

Liverpool are reportedly steadfast in their opinion on Harry Wilson.

The champions have placed a £20m price tag on the Wales winger and are “refusing to budge” on their valuation.

The Daily Mirror report that Aston Villa are “leading the chase for Wilson” but both Villa and Leeds are unwilling to fork out £20m for the player.

Both clubs “have baulked” at the Jurgen Klopp’s price tag on the player with Villa said to be prepared to go to £12m.

Liverpool though are determined to get as close to their valuation as possible and Klopp is believed to be ready to give Wilson a squad role.

What is understood to be certain is that Wilson will not leave Anfield on loan.

The Echo report that the club are unequivocal and that Wilson will not be leaving on loan

“Put up or shut up is essentially the message for any interested parties, say Anfield sources,” according to the local paper.

 

 

Wilson proved he could mix it in the top flight last season, scoring seven times on loan for Bournemouth.

So much so that Klopp is apparently more than happy to use Wilson in a season which kicks off on September 12 and concludes on May 23.

Wilson on the other hand is understood to be looking for first-team action after playing 31 times in the Premier League last term.

Liverpool, whose summer spending has been limited so far to just the £10.9m spent on Kostas Tsimikas, have seen Covid-19 restrict their transfer budget and are looking to fund new signings by selling.

Marko Grujic finds himself in a similar situation and the Reds have placed a £20m price tag on the midfielder with Hertha Berlin interested in sealing his return.

Griezmann fancied by Collymore

Meanwhile, Stan Collymore believes Klopp needs to shake up his Liverpool title winners with a marquee signing this summer.

Klopp, who had to pull out of a move for Timo Werner because of the heavy price tag, has added Greek left-back Kostas Tsimikas to his ranks.

Former Liverpool forward Collymore though thinks Klopp needs a big signing to jolt the dressing room and has named Antoine Griezmann as the man to get.

The Frenchman had an underwhelming debut season in Catalonia after his £107m move from Atletico Madrid.

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