Football journalist Duncan Castles has been sharing some details regarding Liverpool right-winger Harry Wilson and a potential transfer away from Anfield this summer.
This comes after Castles co-hosted a recent episode of The Transfer Window Podcast where he discussed a number of different transfer-related talking points.
On the subject of Wilson, who has been linked with a potential move away from Liverpool this summer, Castles had this to say.
He said: “Benfica have been interested in signing him as a club and I’m told that some work on that deal only for Jorge Jesus to say that he did not want him and there’s been a stop placed on that potential transaction.
“But what I’m hearing, I’m told is that there is now interest from FC Porto in the player and that interest is driven by Sergio Conceicao, the coach who led them to the title last season and provided significant success in the Champions League.
“I don’t think it’s a priority for them. They would like to sign another Liverpool player, Marko Grujic who they had on loan last season.”
TIF Thoughts on Duncan Castles’ comments on Wilson…
In our view, unless Wilson were to be guaranteed regular playing time at Liverpool next season, which seems unlikely considering Mohamed Salah made 51 appearances across all competitions last season in which he managed to score 31 goals in the process whilst playing the majority of the season on the right, then perhaps a move elsewhere for Wilson would be the best option for his career.
Should Liverpool sell Harry Wilson this summer?
Given how the 24-year-old, who is currently valued at £15.3 million, has made just two senior appearances for Liverpool and has spent the majority of his club career on loan at numerous other English clubs, this only suggests to us that he would be unlikely to be given any sort of assurances regarding any potential playing time at Anfield moving forward.
It is perhaps surprising, then, that the likes of Portuguese heavyweights Benfica and Porto have been interested in his services.
If either club end up proving to be a suitable option for Wilson to join this summer, perhaps showing his capabilities at a foreign club could be a good challenge for the Welshman.