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Derby County are among a cluster of Championship sides looking at signing Harry Wilson on loan from Liverpool, as per the Telegraph’s John Percy.
The 23-year-old Wales international is no stranger to Derby with him enjoying a fruitful stint at Pride Park in the 2018/19 season under the tutelage of Frank Lampard.
So, from a Rams perspective, would Wilson be a good addition on loan? Is he needed?
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What a signing this would be for Derby.
The Rams still look like they badly need an attacking option who can both score and create goals, and Wilson is someone who certainly fits that bill.
Indeed, with the 23-year-old having already enjoyed an outstanding campaign on loan at Pride Park during the 2018/19 season, both he and the club ought to know plenty about each other, which should help Wilson to settle in easily should he return to this part of the Midlands, and you feel plenty of Rams fans would be delighted to see him back following those past exploits.
That is something that could well work in Derby’s favour, particularly considering this is another chance for Wilson to prove he is worthy of an opportunity in the Premier League, and he is going to want to hit the ground running in his attempts to do that.
This would be another great attacking addition for Derby.
Wilson is obviously an adored figure at Pride Park for the performances he produced during the really impressive 2017/18 under the stewardship of Frank Lampard, and he was such a dangerous player for Derby.
He scored 15 goals in the regular Championship campaign which spearheaded the Rams towards the playoffs, and he also starred in the memorable away win at Leeds United.
Derby have already brought in Jordon Ibe and Kamil Jozwiak to solve their issues out wide, but the addition of Wilson certainly wouldn’t go amiss. He’s a quality player who stood out for Bournemouth in the Premier League last season, and I’m surprised to see him potentially drop back down to the Championship.
This would be a very good signing.
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This would be a real coup.
Wilson has shone at this level with Derby in the past and he had a good goal return in the Premier League for Bournemouth last season, so he would be an excellent addition.
The Swans are probably one option short in the final third so they need a new face and bringing in a player of Wilson’s calibre would be a major statement of intent as he guarantees goals and assists at this level. Plus, he seems ideally suited to the style of football that the Welsh side play under Steve Cooper.
Ultimately, whoever lands Wilson is getting one of the top players in the league so Swansea will be desperately hoping they can win the race for his signature and it could pay off spectacularly when we look back next May.