AVFC missed perfect Benrahma alternative in £20m flier whose “shooting is world-class” – opinion

Aston Villa missed out on a potential Said Benrahma alternative in Liverpool winger Harry Wilson.

What was the story?

Reports over the course of the summer suggested that Villa were among a number of sides interested in luring the Wales international away from Anfield.

It was claimed however that the Reds’ £20m valuation on the ace was stopping teams like Villa, Newcastle and Leeds from coming in with an offer.

Benrahma alternative

With reports also suggesting that Dean Smith’s side were keen on signing Said Benrahma, before he made a late switch to fellow Premier League side West Ham, there’s no question that Wilson would have provided a very unique alternative to the Algerian.

His eye for a goal, coupled with his incredible technique, is what led to Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to declare that his “shooting is world-class“, and that his talents are arguably unmatched.

Wilson’s experience of the Premier League with both Liverpool and Bournemouth would have allowed him to better hit the ground running at Villa Park. Last season with the Cherries, the Welshman bagged seven goals and two assists across all competitions.

So whilst Villa may have ended up signing a winger in Bertrand Traore, a move for Wilson would have made so much more sense.

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