Liverpool’s Harry Wilson has joined Bournemouth on loan for the 2019/29 season (BBC Sport).
The winger has become the lastest Red to head down to the south coast, after Nathaniel Clyne spent the second half of last season on loan at the Vitality Stadium.
BBC Sport report the Cherries have paid a £2.5 million loan fee, with another £500,000 due in potential performance-related bonuses – there is no option to buy.
He said of the move, via the club’s official website: “When Liverpool informed me it was a possibility to come here I was keen to get it sorted. I want to play Premier League football and with a great team like Bournemouth.”
Wilson will theoretically get the chance to impress from the off, with David Brooks sidelined for around three months with an ankle injury.
It’ll be a big year for Wilson, who is yet to experience regular football in the Premier League.
Wilson’s loan move to Bournemouth will surely be his last chance to prove himself.
At 22, Wilson is the same age as fellow winger Ryan Kent, who Jurgen Klopp recently ruled out any more loans for and said needs to be settled and playing regularly.
There is a feeling that if Wilson is to become a part of the Liverpool first-team next year, then he will have to shine bright for Bournemouth – just as he did for Derby County in the Championship last term.
Showing he can do it in the Premier League will be huge for the youngster’s Anfield prospects.
This summer Liverpool were reportedly open to selling for £25 million (BBC Sport) – it’s now down to the Welsh ace to show he can be worth keeping.