Noel Whelan has tipped Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United to make it “third time lucky” with youngster Harry Wilson if Liverpool deem the playmaker surplus to requirements this summer.

The former Coventry and Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, stated the 23-year-old would be a “very, very exciting” addition at the club.

Marcelo Bielsa is a huge admirer of the attacking midfielder and the club have failed in attempts to land him on loan in the previous two summers.

However, Football Insider revealed that the PL leaders are willing to listen to permanent offers for the Welsh star after three successful loan spells in the last three campaigns.

Wilson was rated at £25 million last summer but with clubs taking a financial hit during the past two months, the Reds may accept a sum for just half of that figure.

When asked by Football Insider if the talented midfielder is just what is needed at Elland Road, Noel said: “It could be third time lucky. He has gone to Bournemouth and Derby previously (instead of Leeds).

“He is a player that is admired by Marcelo Bielsa and a player that fits the bill when you look at style of play – an attacking midfielder that has technical ability on the ball.

“He has a little taste of Premier League football so if he is available I think Leeds will be interested.

“He seems like a very, very exciting player and a good addition. Coming from Liverpool, he has great pedigree and he has proven his worth at Derby. There is a player there.”