Nottingham Forest were interested in Liverpool forward Harry Wilson during the transfer window of 2020.

With Chris Hughton aiming to make his mark on the Reds squad this time around, perhaps an ambitious move should be on the cards.

Forest lost out to Cardiff last October. Wilson held a desire to head to his homeland and rejected the club’s advances.

It’s perhaps no surprise he shone in the Championship. He fired seven goals and no fewer than 12 assists as the Bluebirds missed out on the play-offs.

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Wilson in action against Forest; Photo; Alex Burstow; Getty Images

Now, he’s back at Liverpool and his Anfield future looks non-existent. The Reds would be prepared to sell the player for £17 million this summer.

Naturally, such a valuation will put off Championship clubs. It remains to be seen, however, whether there will be Premier League interest.

Wilson has had just one season in the top-flight. He scored seven goals for Bournemouth from 31 appearances in 2019/20.

If Premier League clubs aren’t forthcoming, the man hoping to star for Wales at Euro 2020 might accept another drop into the Championship.

 

At 24, Wilson has bags of time on his side and has an abundance of quality at second-tier level.

He was described by then Bournemouth boss Jason Tindall as ‘very, very dangerous’ after he starred against the Cherries for Cardiff.

Wilson to Forest would be a statement signing

Make no bones about it, signing Wilson would be a massive long shot. Indeed, if he enjoys a solid Euro 2020 he could well have Premier League interest.

If he doesn’t though, he could be forced into another Championship move.

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Wilson has been a Forest target previously; Photo; Laurence Griffiths; Getty Images

Wilson played a lot of his football as either a No.10 or a right-winger last season and Forest would welcome a player of such nature.

Hughton has alluded to the fact previously that the Reds are in need of better attacking players.

Wilson is a magician on his day at Forest’s level and if a Championship move is to be considered, the Reds have to be in the race.

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