Derby County look set to miss out on the opportunity to re-sign former attacker Harry Wilson.
The Liverpool attacker returned from a successful loan spell at Bournemouth last season looking to break into Jurgen Klopp’s first-team squad, but the EFL Cup tie against Arsenal remains his only outing for the Reds this term.
Wilson was left out of Liverpool’s Champions League squad and hasn’t been involved in any of their Premier League matchday squads, forcing him to look elsewhere for regular minutes.
A number of Championship clubs were interested in signing Wilson, although according to the Evening Standard, Cardiff appear to have won the race for the talented 23-year-old.
Derby were amongst those sides keen on bringing Wilson back to Pride Park after his outstanding loan spell two seasons back under Frank Lampard – scoring 18 goals in 49 appearances as the Rams were beaten play-off finalists.
However, Derby weren’t able to convince the Reds winger to return – prompting a mixed response from supporters.
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Many were angry about Wilson not coming back, whilst others thought the fee that Liverpool were demanding was far too pricey.
Take a look at some of the best below..
What a joke !
— Sam Jones (@mrsamjones88) October 16, 2020
— Nobby (@MDG_Nobby) October 16, 2020
Deal works out over £3m. We cant do that. Move on people.
— van der Backo (@Backo10Db) October 16, 2020
£1m for 15+ goals. Don’t think that’s bad myself
— Scott Gretton (@ScottGretton) October 16, 2020
Money’s short. We’re operating within our means (for the first time in a long time) we aren’t paying what we can’t afford. This is the new way forward for DCFC and a long time coming. Good luck to the lad, move on UTR 🐏🐏
— SM.Oran (@MoranSte1884) October 16, 2020
Let's be honest, without Mount he looked average. His free kicks were his best attribute and just for those and the shirts sales we should of stumped up
— dave (@WelshRams) October 16, 2020
Makes the CKR deal even harder to swallow / understand. Think we'll any other incoming business today?
— OneRamFromDerby (@OneRamFromDerby) October 16, 2020
Didn’t they want his wages paying in full on top of that as well though? I bet he’s on at least £30-40k a week.
— Richard (@dcfc87) October 16, 2020
Wouldn’t be too disheartened, fella can score a free kick and that but so can the actual Wayne Rooney https://t.co/IblehP7rCm
— Horacio from Rosario (@RJ_Derby) October 16, 2020