Cardiff City boss Neil Harris has admitted he was staggered that the club managed to finalise a deal for Harry Wilson.
The winger joined the Bluebirds on loan from Liverpool for the season and it was seen as a coup considering the 23-year-old has starred at this level and played in the Premier League in the past.
However, a failure to secure a top-flight switch in the international window meant a move to the Championship was on the cards and it was Cardiff who won the race for his signature.
And, speaking to the BBC, Harris revealed he was delighted to bring the Welsh international to the club and praised the owner for getting it over the line.
“I could not believe we had a chance of bringing him in if I am honest. That’s not putting pressure on him. I just think he’s a Premier League player and an international footballer.
“As a football club we are really lucky to have Vincent Tan. If we ever needed reminding of that, deadline day was the one where he let me go and get three players in.”
Wilson came on as a sub as Cardiff beat Preston this afternoon.
It’s hard to argue with Harris here as Wilson is a top player at this level and there was an expectancy all summer that he would end up in the top-flight.
So, signing him was a major coup for Cardiff and Harris is right to praise the owner as he has backed him significantly in this window.
Now, it’s about building on the win today and you can expect Wilson to play a prominent role as they look to push for promotion.
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