Swansea City appear to be leading the chase to sign in-demand Liverpool winger Harry Wilson.
The Welsh international didn’t secure a move away from Anfield prior to the international deadline earlier this month, meaning his only realistic chance of first-team football before January will come in the Championship.
Unsurprisingly, there is a lot of interest in the 23-year-old, with John Percy claiming Nottingham Forest, Derby County, Cardiff City and the Swans have all moved to try and finalise a deal for the Welsh international.
And, even though Wilson enjoyed a hugely successful spell with the Rams in the past, The Sun reporter Alan Nixon has stated that it’s Steve Cooper’s side who are in the driving seat right now.
“Swansea. Making the best pitch for Harry Wilson on loan. Liverpool well disposed to them after the Brewster business.”
As he touches on, Swansea have a good relationship with the Premier League champions following Rhian Brewster’s promising loan in Wales, which was partly why Liverpool managed to get around £23.5m for him as he moved to Sheffield United at the start of October.
Any business must be concluded by 5pm on Friday.
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You can understand why Liverpool will see Swansea as the ideal club for Wilson after the time Brewster had with the club, so this isn’t really a surprise.
Cooper also demands a style of play that gets the best out of attacking players, which would suit Wilson, and the Reds could see his value rise as a result.
In truth, the four clubs keen on Wilson are all attractive options for one reason or another so it wouldn’t be a bad move no matter where he ends up but whoever does win the race is getting a fantastic Championship player that could make them serious promotion contenders.
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