Liverpool attacker Harry Wilson is reportedly closing in on a move to Premier League club Bournemouth, who are set to sign him on a season-long loan deal.
Daily Mail have reported that Harry Wilson is on the verge of leaving Liverpool on another season-long loan deal. The Welsh winger is set to join Bournemouth, who will give him his first taste of Premier League football, amid concerns of an injury crisis.
Wilson is one of several talented youngsters that have emanated out of the Liverpool academy, who have failed to break the stronghold of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino. As a result, the 22-year-old has had to suffice with temporary moves away from Anfield.
The Liverpool academy graduate has already embarked on three loan spells, and after a strong campaign with Derby County last term, it was believed that he could be set to finally enjoy a break out season with the Merseyside club in 2019-20. But, that is unlikely to be the case.
Reports in recent weeks stressed that if Wilson was not to figure in Jurgen Klopp’s squad, one way or another, Liverpool would prefer cashing in on him, with suggestions that the Reds had slapped a £25 million price tag on him.
Fellow Premier League club, Bournemouth were believed to be ready to meet Liverpool’s valuation. But, it now looks like the Cherries are only ready to sanction a loan move, with talks well underway to strike a deal for Wilson’s temporary switch to Dean Court.
With David Brooks sidelined for three weeks due to an ankle injury, Eddie Howe has only the likes of Junior Stanislas, Arnaut Danjuma and former Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe as backup options. But, with neither Ibe nor Stanislas managing to impress last term, a move for Wilson could make sense for Bournemouth.
The Cherries already seem to have a working relationship with Liverpool, having loaned Nathniael Clyne in January. The Reds though, will not let Wilson join their fellow Premier League club without getting assurances of regular game time for the talented attacker.
The Champions League holders could also command a fee and penalty payments if their criterion are not met. With the terms seemingly expressed, it now remains to be seen how talks progress and if Bournemouth manage to land Wilson on a season-long loan deal, thereby handing the 22-year-old his first taste of Premier League football.