Derby County manager Frank Lampard will be preparing his side for the most important fixture in his fledgling managerial career, when the Rams face Aston Villa in the Championship play-off final on Bank Holiday Monday.
A player who is very likely to start for Lampard at Wembley is Liverpool loanee Harry Wilson who has scored 17 goals and made five assists in 45 appearances this season, leading parent club Liverpool to slap a £25 million valuation on the 22-year-old, amid transfer speculation, as reported in The Sun.
So is £25 million a fair price for Wilson considering his Derby displays this season?
“They have every right to ask for that.
“The winger has been outstanding for Derby this season so it is no surprise to see Liverpool slap a large price tag on him.
“You feel that if Derby are promoted, however, that they will be more than willing to send him back to Pride Park on loan again.”
“It’s a little bit steep, but I guess the potential is there.
“Wilson has had such a good year, but at £25m, you’re going to be selling to a Premier League club and that’s a level he hasn’t done it at yet.
“That makes any move a risk, particularly at the price.”
“I think this would be a reasonable price in the current market.
“Wilson has clearly shown at Derby that he is capable of cutting it in the top-flight, so Liverpool will have him down as a possible first-team player in the future.
“They have every reason to request £25million for him, but this might well price out some of his potential suitors.”