Reported Newcastle target Harry Wilson has decided to leave Liverpool, in a bid for first team football elsewhere.
The Daily Mirror claims the 22-year-old prospect knows his chances at Anfield are limited, and a move away is his only option.
Newcastle have been reported as having a keen interest over the last couple of weeks, and are again linked with a £25 million move.
Brighton and Southampton are also said to be keen on a deal for the Welsh winger. While, Crystal Palace see him as the perfect replacement for their want-away star, Wilfried Zaha.
A takeover could see Newcastle in pole position for Wilson
But should Newcastle’s potential takeover come to fruition, it is they who may head the pack. They would, surely, have the pockets deep enough to put a lucrative package together.
MORE NEWCASTLE STORIES
Wilson was outstanding for Derby County throughout his loan spell last season. Had the Rams won the play-off final, he may well have wanted to remain at Pride Park.
But their failure to gain promotion, and the player’s rising stock, means a move to a top flight side is on the cards.
He is a player that would excite fans, and even if a Newcastle takeover fails to materialise, he fits the Mike Ashley blueprint perfectly.
Even at a fee of £25m, the prospects of his value increasing in years to come is significant.
The Magpies should pull out all the stops to ensure Wilson comes to Tyneside, if a deal can be done.