Southampton, Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion are leading the race to sign in-demand Liverpool forward Harry Wilson.

According to Sky Sports, the three clubs are leading a host of other interested parties in the race to sign the 22-year-old on a permanent basis. 

Wilson, who is valued at £25m, has enjoyed an excellent loan spell under Frank Lampard at Derby County this season, with the Rams defeating the Saints back in January in the FA Cup third round.

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The Welshman’s impressive individual campaign has alerted numerous Premier League sides ahead of a possible summer move. 

Wilson appears to fit the mould of Ralph Hasenhuttl’s ideal signings this summer, with the Austrian keen on bringing young players to St Mary’s who can develop at the club.  

A move south could interest the youngster based off Southampton’s previous history of developing young exciting players, however, the Saints will have to fend off plenty of interest if they are to secure the services of Wilson this summer. 

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