Cardiff City attacker Harry Wilson has suggested that his long-term future could well lie away from his parent club Liverpool, as he faces an uncertain future when he returns to Anfield this summer.
Wilson has spent the campaign out on loan with Cardiff in the Championship and he has been a key performer for the Bluebirds managing to register four goals and 11 assists in his 35 league appearances. However, he has not always been able to show his best form and has at times not been able to make enough of an impact in the final third for Mick McCarthy’s side.
McCarthy has already previously indicated that he feels the Bluebirds’ current loanees would not be returning to the club next season. That suggests that Wilson is unlikely to be making a move back to the Welsh club this summer. Therefore, he will be facing an uncertain future when he makes the return to Liverpool at the end of his loan spell.
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Speaking to Sgorio, via the Liverpool Echo, Wilson suggested that he feels it could be the right time to move on from Liverpool and find a more permanent home. He insisted he would be prepared to move away in order to further his career.
He said: “I feel my senior career has been elsewhere so far.
“150-200 appearances deep now and only a couple have been at Liverpool.
“The club will always be close to my heart, but if it means moving away to further my career then so be it.”
Wilson has been a strong performer at times for Cardiff this season, and to have provided 11 assists in the Championship is a good achievement really. However, you have always felt that the attacker could offer a little more than he has been able to do at times for the Bluebirds. That is because we have seen his quality during loan spells with other clubs in the past few years.
However, it does seem that he needs to move away from Liverpool now and find a settled home in the summer. Cardiff are not a likely destination for him, with the Bluebirds not really able to afford the type of transfer fee that would be needed to get him out of Anfield.
Therefore, Wilson will need to be patient and wait for other potential options to become available to him in the summer. He is a player with a lot of potential and is still at a good age to be brought in and developed ahead of his prime years. There should be a lot of Premier League and Championship interest in him.