Newcastle and Southampton eyeing £20m move for Liverpool forward

By | August 10, 2020

Southampton have reportedly joined Newcastle and Leeds in the race to secure services of Liverpool starlet Harry Wilson.

The Echo report that the Merseyside Reds have slapped a £20million price tag on their promising forward and are willing to accept only permanent offers.

Wilson had a cracking campaign with the Cherries as parent team Liverpool marched to a 19th Premier League title, establishing himself as a free-kick specialist at Eddie Howe’s side.

With the coronavirus pandemic affected the financial states of the football team, the Merseyside Reds may be forced to cash in on several players in order to make their own additions.

Jurgen Klopp is after a new left-back that will challenge Andy Robertson for the starting spot at the club, but has had an initial bid for Norwich’s Jamal Lewis rejected.

The Echo also reports Xherdan Shaqiri and Marko Grujic could be moved on this summer should suitable contracts for the pair land on the boss’ desk.

All three named players are on the fringes at Anfield, however, have had relatively impressive seasons over the last couple of years.

Marko Grujic has smashed it in the German top-tier, and Harry Wilson was on fire for Bournemouth and Derby.