Steve Bruce will be gutted to have not achieved promotion last season, faltering in the final hurdle, last season. However, he now looks determined to take them a step further this season, as he has been busy trying to add some quality to his first team this summer.
However, the Financial Fair Play restriction will see the club lose a few of their star players this summer so Bruce’s summer recruitment will be pretty important for the future of the club. So the manager is looking at a number of possible loan deals for exciting stars from the Premier League and one name constantly doing the rounds is Harry Wilson.
The 21-year old joined Liverpool’s academy in 2005 and was first named in the senior squad in the 2015-16 season. He made his debut for the Reds in the FA Cup next season, after he was back from a loan stint with Crewe Alexandra, but that remains his only outing under Jurgen Klopp.
He was expected to make an impact on the first team last season but was sent out on loan to Hull City in January and Wilson took no time to make an impact on the Championship, registering seven goals and three assists in just 11 league starts.
He is back with Liverpool and is a part of the squad currently busy with the pre-season but he has done enough for Klopp to promise him game time and this has seen the winger pen a new long-term deal with the club earlier this week. The German manager is expected to keep an eye on Wilson during pre-season and decide on his future accordingly but Wilson is attracting interest from clubs like Leeds United, Celtic, Rangers, Aston Villa and West Brom.
Villa are ready to offer Wilson regular game time, but signing players from Liverpool on loan has now turned into a risk. The Reds have decided to fine any club that take their player out on loan and do not give them enough opportunities and Bruce should make sure that Wilson is a part of his first team if he wants to sign him on loan this summer.
At 21, the pacey winger is ready for first team action in the Championship but he can also be a decent backup to the first team wingers at Anfield. Klopp does not have to rush to send him out on loan so the ball now is in Villa’s court. Do you think they should take the risk and sign Wilson this summer?