A whole host of clubs are attempting to sign Liverpool winger Harry Wilson before Friday’s domestic transfer deadline – with Nottingham Forest among the chasing pack (The Telegraph).
Chris Hughton will have to fight off competition from Cardiff City, Swansea City and Derby County if they are to bring him to the City Ground before the end of the week.
The Rams arguably hold the aces in terms of securing the signing after Wilson excelled at Pride Park during the 2018/19 campaign.
The left-footed trickster scored 18 goals and registered six assists as Derby reached the play-off final before losing to Aston Villa.
Forest boss Hughton will have surely identified that his squad is somewhat short of options out wide and a link to Wilson does make sense.
Joe Lolley and Sammy Ameobi are the only senior options, with Sabri Lamouchi utilising Alex Mighten during his time in charge.
Wilson played for Liverpool as recent as this month, completing the full 90 minutes as the Reds lost to Arsenal in the last 16 of the Carabao Cup.
The 23-year-old is a product of the club’s youth academy, although he has only managed two senior appearances at Anfield and his days look numbered under Jurgen Klopp.
It has previously been claimed this summer that Liverpool hope to get £20 million for his services and any loan deal might be dependant on a future fee being inserted in the agreement.
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The Liverpool winger would be a serious coup for Forest if they can strike a deal with the Premier League champions.
He has proved himself at Championship level and only last season scored seven times on loan at Bournemouth in the Premier League.
Forest will be desperate to add a wide option before Friday’s deadline and moving heaven and earth to make sure it’s Wilson looks like a decent idea.