Celtic miss out on reported target Harry Wilson as Welsh internationalist heads to Cardiff

Cardiff appear to have won the race to sign Liverpool midfielder Harry Wilson on loan, beating a host of other clubs including Celtic to the 23-year-old’s services.

Harry Wilson in action for Wales against Bulgaria earlier this week

The Reds ideally wanted a permanent deal for the 23-year-old this summer but, despite interest from Burnley, the £20 million asking price proved too high.

With little chance of first-team football, it is understood Liverpool reconsidered their stance and were happy to entertain loan offers.

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Although the likes of Swansea, Norwich, Derby – where Wilson spent a previous loan spell – and Nottingham Forest were in the running, Cardiff are the only ones to meet the financial package which includes a £1.2 million loan fee as well as covering his full wages.

The 19-cap Welsh internationalist has made just two first-team appearances for Liverpool; a third-round FA Cup replay at Plymouth in January 2017 and in the Carabao Cup penalty shoot-out defeat to Arsenal earlier this month.

He spent a successful loan spell at Bournemouth last season.

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