Fulham are currently favorites to land Liverpool winger Harry Wilson, who has been made available for transfer this summer.
The 24-year-old Wilson had been linked with a move from the club last year, but when no suitable offers were received, he stopped joining Championship side Cardiff City on loan for the campaign to try to play back to Jurgen Klopp’s plans – or at least raise their profile and price tag for future windows.
Wilson has fought to convince Jurgen Klopp / Jan Kruger / Getty Images
Seven goals and 12 assists in 37 games was a solid return from Wilson, but according to Goal, the Welshman accepts that his chances of winning Klopp are gone and that he is ready to listen to offers from elsewhere.
Wilson is keen to find a permanent home this summer, and Fulham are currently leading the race to offer him that when they want to see an immediate return to the Premier League.
Personal terms are not expected to be a problem, but the biggest stumble is the fact that Liverpool are looking for £ 15 million to sell the 24-year-old, who still has two years left on his contract.
A £ 12m bid from Burnley was rejected last summer, and Liverpool believe he is worth more now than 12 months ago, so it is highly unlikely they will move too far from their original valuation.
There has also been interest from Premier League newcomers Brentford, while Benfica have even asked for a loan flight, although Liverpool are determined to raise money for new deals this summer and have not maintained the idea of another loan so far.
Liverpool are keen to raise money to rejuvenate their squad, which has quietly grown older so the club’s owner, Fenway Sports Group, is genuinely worried about the future.
FSG is worried about Klopp’s squad / Sebastian Frej / MB Media / Getty Images
A reluctance to spend too much money on an aging Georginio Wijnaldum contributed to his resignation, and the same seems to be happening with Captain Jordan Henderson.
Star strikers Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are all 29, while center-back Virgil van Dijk recently turned 30 and FSG are seen as worried about the prospect of so many integral parts of the squad aging along with no concrete plan for the future.