According the BBC, Cardiff City have emerged as serious contenders to sign Liverpool’s Harry Wilson ahead of Derby County and fellow Championship rivals Swansea City.

Wilson has been heavily linked with an exit from Liverpool.

The 23-year-old winger almost joined Burnley permanently in the summer. However, the Clarets missed out after seeing their £12 million bid knocked back.

(Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images).

Now that the international deadline is closed, Wilson has emerged as a Championship loan target ahead of the domestic deadline which shuts today (October 16) at 5pm.

The BBC claim Derby, Cardiff and Swansea have all been keen to sign him.

The editorial, however, now say Swansea have backed off due to finances, instead turning to Kasey Palmer, while Cardiff are now serious contenders for his signature.

This comes after the BBC claimed Derby were frontrunners on Thursday.

Wilson has bags of talent. He scored 18 goals for the Rams during a loan spell in 2018-19, prompting then boss Frank Lampard to claim he loves watching him play (Sky).

There’s a lot of talk about Harry and early in the season he was hitting spectacular goals, but what he’s done which has really impressed me in the last two months is really up his game generally. Everything about his game is positive, he wants the ball, he’s creating, he’s scoring so it’s not just the fantastic goals that Harry Wilson is; he’s a player who is developing fast and I’m loving watching him play at the minute.

 

Cardiff missed out on promotion back to the Premier League last season as they lost in the playoff semi-finals to eventual winners Fulham 3-2 on aggregate.

The Bluebirds will feel Wilson can add that spark to help them go one further this term.

Wilson, meanwhile, may be tempted to head to the Welsh capital on loan where he can team up with Wales international teammates Keiffer Moore and Will Vaulks.

(Photo by Molly Darlington – AMA/Getty Images).

Derby, on the other hand, would evidently love for him to return to Pride Park but surely a new striker will top their wish-list ahead of the 5pm transfer deadline.

The Rams have lacked a target man following Chris Martin’s exit, while fellow striker Jack Marriott has emerged as a late transfer target for Sheffield Wednesday.

Also see: Owls reportedly target £4m Derby player Lampard claimed was ‘lean, fast with a big future’

Also see: Report: Derby plot late move for £60k-per-week striker Garry Monk called ‘brilliant’

 

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