Wales international and Liverpool winger Harry Wilson will join a Championship club on loan for this upcoming season. Can Aston Villa swoop in late and beat out Stoke, Swansea, Hull, Derby and others?
Liverpool 21-year old winger/attacking midfielder Harry Wilson is set to leave the Reds on loan next season on the heels of a contract extension. Wilson’s new deal keeps him at Anfield until 2023. After a successful loan spell with Hull in January – in which he scored 7 goals and assisted a further 3 in 996 Championship minutes – Wilson will leave for another.
Aston Villa is attempting to land the player on a loan deal, but the claret and blues remain behind a few other Championship rivals.
Wilson, who made his Wales debut at 16 back in 2013, was held out of a recent Liverpool friendly amidst loan talks.
Needless to say, Wilson would be a tremendous coup for a club in desperate need of help on the wing. His arrival, albeit an unlikely one, would help fill the void Robert Snodgrass left at the expiry of his Aston Villa loan deal.
At the moment, André Green and Albert Adomah remain the club’s only two true wing options with Jack Grealish and Rushian Hepburn-Murphy preferred in other positions. With Green a consistent injury worry and Adomah not a certainty to stay amid financial issues, an addition or two is sorely required. Wilson, a typical left-footed left winger, has the versatility to play anywhere behind a central striker.
Wilson could immediately slot in as the left midfielder, while Adomah slides to the right of Jack Grealish. With a healthy and returning Jonathan Kodjia at centre-forward, the Villa attack could be lethal if no one departs. Which, of course, is highly unlikely at this point.