iīm pretty sure the reason why we bought Coates is becouse we didnīt manage to get Phil Jones...
We wanted Phil Jones as back up to mostly injured Agger at that time to partner either Carra, but i think more of the partnership with Skrtel..
Iīm pleased Agger is fit and that the partnership with Skrtel is developing so nice...but this means even less need for so many CB players we have atm... Coates is a top prospect, Carra is not going to be younger and with Agger - Skrtel partnership, there is a bad place to be for Wilson..
I wouldnīt want to see him go other than loan though....
My approach to CBs is that you usually need four. Two first choice who should play the majority of games together. For me, that's now got to be Agger and Skrtel. Then you need two for cover. We all know Agger's legs are made of lego and it's only a matter of time before he's out for a few months. Defenders also tend to pick up cards over the season. So currently we have Carragher and Coates as cover. It wouldn't exactly shock me if Carragher decided that his playing days might be drawing to a close and either retired or took more of a squad role while he focussed on getting his coaching badges or whatever he wants to do next (open more restaurants, whatever)
So next season, we'd be looking at an Agger/Skrtel 1st choice partnership with Coates in reserve and maybe room for one more. If we had to pick between Kelly and Wilson, I think most of us would go with Kelly for that role. But a lot depends on how his game develops. He's currently cover at right back, and if that is where he ends up playing more regularly then we'd still need 1 more for cover in the middle.
I'd like to see Wilson go off on loan somewhere and try to make his case for being that player. If nothing else, it would get him some exposure so that if we decided to let him go, we'd have a chance of getting a decent fee.