the problem I have is we know what he can do
Unfortunately we don’t though, being able to pull out a great performance or a boss goal every so often in a team like Derby is a completely different proposition to doing it in the Premier League and with a team like us where there is expectation on every single player. You only have to look at the likes of Fulham who had standout players in the Championship but they got completely taken apart in the Premier League. The Championship is a very tough and competitive league but the step up in quality to the Premier League is massive. Even the likes of Jordan Beckford(?) looked very good in the lower league, smashed it against teams like the Mancs in a cup competition but in the Premier League, he soon vanished.
Wilson is a completely unknown quantity.
£25 mil isn't going to get us a first team player especially a forward and maybe its better the devil you know.
But this summer that won’t be far off getting a player of that description. Not necessarily to say we are after them or anything but Depay is rumoured to be available for £35mill, Bruno Fernandes has been linked with moves for a similar figure and then the likes of Fekir and Werner who are in the final year of contract will go for between 30-40mill IMO.
Selling Wilson at £25mill could be a clever piece of business, especially if we kept him for the season or loaned him to another team in the Premier League and he does fail to hack it, then in a years time we are looking at half that amount.
There’s a lot of concerns about Wilson it seems so IMO, if we get an offer of around £20mill we should be snapping their hands off. Let’s not forget we have Edwards dealing with transfers, if we were to sell Wilson then you can bet your house on Edwards making sure there is a buy back clause for if Wilson does prove his worth in the Premier League.