Nottingham Forest are among a host of Championship clubs that want to sign Harry Wilson on loan from Liverpool before the domestic deadline passes this week.
The Welsh international is way down the pecking order at Anfield and has spent the last few years on loan, including a season with Bournemouth in the Premier League last season.
However, a failure to secure a top-flight transfer this summer means Wilson’s only realistic chance of game time will be in the Championship and Telegraph reporter John Percy has revealed that Forest, Derby, Cardiff and Swansea all want the 23-year-old.
#lfc winger Harry Wilson is a loan target for a number of Championship clubs before Friday’s deadline. #dcfc – who had him on loan for the 2018/19 season – are keen to re-sign him but face competition from #nffc, #Cardiff and #Norwich. Wilson currently with the Wales squad
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) October 13, 2020
Whoever lands the wide man would be getting a proven player at this level, as Wilson starred for the Rams in 2018/19, scoring 16 goals as Frank Lampard’s men reached the play-off final before losing to Aston Villa.
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Despite his connection to the Reds’ bitter rivals, most Forest fans recognise this would be a real coup and here we look at some of the responses from Twitter following the transfer update…
Harry Wilson > Anthony Knockaert.
— Sam Straw (@SamStraw) October 13, 2020
I can't see Wilson choosing to come to us having played for the sheep before, but it'd be nice if he did. #NFFC
— Woof Zip Criminal (@fritzromanov) October 13, 2020
Never impressed by him and another midfielder similar to many others. Great dead ball specialist if we could bring him on for special teams like NFL 😂
— Mark Hefter (@statts1971) October 13, 2020
would be huge if true 😂
— Cam (@camjsteans) October 13, 2020
Chuffed if we can make this happen. #nffc
— Lucas (@nffc_evans) October 13, 2020
Be happy with either knockaert or Wilson. You would think that Wilson ends up at Derby though #NFFC
— jamie crate (@jamiecrate) October 13, 2020
One of Wilson, Grosicki and Knockaert. Just get one of them over the line please ffs. Desperately need another winger of that quality if we're to challenge. #NFFC
— NFFC (@NottinghamRed99) October 13, 2020