Liverpool’s head honcho Michael Edwards just killed loan star Harry Wilson‘s career at the club thanks to his latest decision.
With 64 goals and 44 assists in 199 games for the Austrian side, the Japan international is a clear attacking threat. But he’s also a threat to Wilson’s Anfield career and the decision to bring in another versatile forward has killed any hope the Welsh international had of making it under Jurgen Klopp.
Minamino isn’t just a right sided attacker, he can play anywhere across the front three and that will be a versatility Klopp admires. Wilson is a more one-dimensional threat and he’s only really able to play as an inside forward on the right.
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The Salzburg ace has split his time across both wings and centrally and that education will serve him well as he seeks to establish himself at Liverpool.
Wilson is currently on loan at Bournemouth and if we follow the pattern of previous youngsters doing well on their temporary deals, we can expect him to move for an inflated fee at the end of the current campaign.
As a home grown footballer with a good record at Championship and Premier League level, Edwards can expect to extract a premium for his sale. If Dominic Solanke went for over £20 million, the Liverpool backroom staff must be rubbing their hands together with glee.
Xherdan Shaqiri can also feel nervous about his place in the side. With Divock Origi and Rhian Brewster in the side, Klopp had plenty of options across the front three and it looks like the Swiss international’s time on Merseyside could be drawing to a close as well.
After a quiet summer, it could all be about to heat up now.