Having missed out on Liverpool’s Champions League squad, is the writing on the wall for youngster Harry Wilson?
During the summer transfer window, the Welshman was heavily linked with Sean Dyche’s Burnley, but their £16million offer – some way off Liverpool’s £20million+ valuation – was flatly rejected, and talks thereafter broke down.
The winger scored seven goals in the Premier League last season with South Coast side Bournemouth, who finished in the bottom three.
Football fans (i.e. neutrals) would find it hard to deny he has the potential to be a Premier League quality player, not just for club but for country too.
Wales manager Ryan Giggs is certainly a fan, and is clearly taking steps to integrate the youngster into the international setup.
With new signing of Diogo Jota joining from Wolves for £45 million, coupled with the fact that Xherdan Shaqiri is set to stay with the Reds, Wilson has, presumedly, fallen even further down the pecking order.
Across Europe, the transfer window has closed but the domestic window (involving Premier League and Championship clubs) is still open until 5pm on 16th October meaning deals.
Logically, the 23-year-old could be set for another loan spell at a Championship club with both Cardiff City and Derby said to be interested.
Wilson has proved to be a success in the Championship after two very respectable loan spells at Hull City and Derby County – see the stats for yourself.
Although the Championship would, in many people’s eyes, be a step down for Wilson, it would mean the youngster is guaranteed minutes – loads of them.
And with the Euros just around the corner – in 2021 (Covid-19 permitting) – Wilson will need to play and play some more… consistently… and show his mettle.
Watch this space.