According to Sky Sports, Newcastle are now ‘unlikely’ to sign Liverpool winger Harry Wilson, because Jurgen Klopp refused to sanction a loan move for the 22-year-old.
This comes from Sky’s north-east reporter Keith Downie, who suggests below that we are unwilling to pay Liverpool’s £20m asking price and instead wanted a temporary deal:
“Newcastle are unlikely to sign Liverpool winger Harry Wilson because he isn’t available on loan.
“Steve Bruce keen on the player but Jurgen Klopp doesn’t want to loan him again.
“We’re told he’s valued at £20m”
While I’m not sure if Wilson would’ve been the answer (although beggars can’t be choosers at this stage!), this is yet another example of our penny pinching approach, with us struggling to meet Nice’s asking price for Saint-Maximin and also having a bid rejected for Amiens’ Emil Krafth.
Wilson bagged an impressive 18 goals and 6 assists during a loan spell with Derby in the Championship last season, but it seems Liverpool are set to cash in on him – NOT loan him out.
With this move unlikely and it reported over the weekend that we are refusing to pay Hull’s ‘£20m’ asking price for Jarrod Bowen, all the emphasis will now surely be placed on Allan Saint-Maximin.
It’s been claimed for a while now that a move for the Nice winger is ‘close’, but time will tell if we really do have a deal lined up on that front.