According to Football Insider, Derby County and Nottingham Forest are leading the charge to sign Liverpool’s Harry Wilson on loan from the Premier League club.
The Wales international spent last season on loan at Bournemouth.
Following a successful spell at Derby in the 2018-19 campaign, Wilson showed his capabilities at Premier League level by notching seven goals last term.
Wilson, however, hasn’t managed to break into Liverpool’s first-team squad.
The Reds were seemingly open to selling the wide player this past summer, seeking a fee of around £20 million after turning down a £12 million offer from Burnley.
Now that the transfer window has shut, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has reportedly given the green light for Wilson to depart on loan back to the Championship
Football Insider claim Derby and Forest have tabled offers for him, while Welsh duo Swansea City and Cardiff City are also keen on bringing him in.
Derby know all about Wilson’s quality. The 23-year-old topped the club’s scoring charts in the 2018-19 campaign with 18 goals as the Rams reached the playoff final.
Wilson is predominantly a wide player but he can also play through the middle.
Derby signed Kamil Jozwiak and Jordon Ibe during the summer, but the latter isn’t yet up to speed and another wide addition before the October 16 deadline would be welcome.
The Rams’ number one priority will surely still be a centre-forward. However, Wilson is the sort of mercurial talent which could make the difference come the end of the season.
New Forest manager Chris Hughton, meanwhile, may see Wilson as the ideal recruit to help kick-start his side’s season following their opening four Championship defeats.
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