Derby County have contacted Liverpool about the possibility of re-signing Harry Wilson on loan, it has been reported by DerbyshireLive.
Wilson enjoyed an outstanding campaign on loan with the Rams last season, scoring 18 goals and providing six assists in 49 appearances in all competitions to help the Rams to the Championship play-off final, where they ultimately missed out on promotion to the Premier League following a 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa.
Following his hugely impressive campaign in the second tier, it is now thought that Wilson is intent on playing regular first-team football at top-flight level next season, with a number of Premier League, La Liga and Bundesliga sides all linked with the midfielder earlier in the summer.
So far however there seems to have been no concrete interest in the midfielder, and Derby appear to be looking to take advantage of that, with the Rams reportedly enquiring about a second temporary move to Pride Park for the Welsh international.
Since returning to Anfield, Wilson has featured in pre-season friendlies wins over Tranmere and Bradford for Jurgen Klopp’s side, and has been included in their 28-man squad for their week-long tour of America.
It is thought, however, that Liverpool have yet to decide on their plans for Wilson for the coming campaign, and Derby have reportedly asked to be considered as an option should the Champions League winners decide to send Wilson out on loan again.
You can’t blame Derby for trying here.
Wilson was outstanding for the Rams last season, and played a key role in helping them to the play-off final, so they certainly know he would make an impact if he returned to Pride Park for the coming campaign.
If the reports of Wilson’s ambitions are to be believed, then you imagine it will be difficult for Derby to complete this deal, although their link with the midfielder from last year gives them as good a chance as any side from outside the top-flight of completing a deal for the 22-year-old.
With the expectation there will be around the club following their performances last season and the appointment of Phillip Cocu as manager, getting a deal such as this completed would only serve to ramp up the excitement around Pride Park heading into the new season.