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Celtic will wish they could have convinced Liverpool into giving them Harry Wilson

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Celtic will wish they could have convinced Liverpool into giving them Harry Wilson

The Welshman was wanted by Celtic but is now thriving at Derby County.

In the summer Celtic were being linked with a move for Liverpool winger Harry Wilson. The talented attacker had just enjoyed an impressive loan spell at Hull City, scoring seven goals in 14 games for the Tigers. Celtic were one of many clubs linked with the player. However, despite Brendan Rodgers history with the Merseyside club, Liverpool did not want to send Wilson to Parkhead.

According to The Scotsman, Liverpool did not want Wilson heading to Celtic. Firstly, the Bhoys could not match his loan fee and Liverpool were also wary that Wilson would not get the first-team football they hoped for if he headed to Glasgow.

They might have been right, considering the fact Celtic have the likes of Scott Sinclair, Callum McGregor and James Forrest already at the club.

Derby’s Welsh midfielder Harry Wilson celebrates scoring his team’s first goal during the English League Cup third round football match between Manchester United and Derby County at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on September 25, 2018. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

However, Celtic will no doubt wish they could have convinced them otherwise.

Wilson did get a loan move in the summer. He headed to Derby County, where he would work under new boss Frank Lampard.

 

He has been in excellent form for the Rams. Wilson has three goals and two assists this season including a stunning strike against Manchester United in the EFL Cup.

In recent weeks he has also shown he is capable of playing in a more central role and has thrived, playing the full 90 minutes in Derby’s last three games. He was the key player as Derby tore West Brom apart in a 4-1 away win recently.

Celtic would no doubt love to have Wilson available to them this season.

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Everton fan for my sins.

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