Championship side Swansea City are reportedly in pole position to land Harry Wilson on loan from Liverpool (Goal).
The domestic transfer window slams shut on Friday, and the Welsh club are hoping to get a deal over the line for the 23-year-old Reds star.
Liverpool had hoped to offload Wilson permanently this summer, but suitable offers were ultimately not forthcoming.
Burnley reportedly saw a bid of £12 million plus add-ons rejected but did not return with another offer, seemingly put off by Liverpool’s £20 million valuation (Goal).
It is thought that several Championship teams are keen to take Wilson, but Swansea lead the way having signed Rhian Brewster for the second half of 2019/20.
A move to the Liberty Stadium would make sense; manager Steve Cooper was once a Liverpool academy coach, and Wales international Wilson was born in Wrexham.
TBR’s View – Liverpool should sanction Swansea loan
They were unable to shift him for £20 million, but Liverpool now seemingly don’t have much choice but to loan Wilson out again.
He should therefore be allowed to go to Swansea as it could be a great way of maintaining or even increasing his value.
Brewster’s move there was successful, and Liverpool were able to cash in on him for a reported £23.5 million (BBC Sport).
Perhaps similar success could be in store for Wilson, who has impressed in the Championship before with Derby County of course.