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Breaking! Celtic denied access to top target

Celtic have hit a major transfer block road after Liverpool declined their offer to have Harry Wilson on loan, according to the Echo.

The regional newspaper claims the Hoops are keen to secure the forward’s signature next season as they look to reinforce their attack.

The Echo report their loan offer has been turned down because Liverpool was concerned about the Scottish giants’ use of loan players from the Premier League clubs last season, highlighting how little action time Patrick Roberts and Charly Musonda got last season

This is disheartening for Celtic, who are among a dozen clubs competing for the budding star’s signature. All hope now seems lost and Rodgers should be held responsible for that.

His use of Musonda last campaign was weird, with the attacking midfielder only allowed to play a handful of games before he became an outcast to the team in the final months of the season.

Who can blame Chelsea for recalling the Belgian just six months into his 18-month loan spell due to his lack of playing time? The Roberts case was different as he was absent half of the previous season due to injury, although many felt the dazzling winger could have had more playing time in the final weeks of the campaign when he was fit again.

The elite clubs are understandably very keen for their key men to play regularly in order to develop and get the senior experience they need under their belt. Just like Wilson did at Hull last season, where he was a big part of their campaign. Liverpool is right to snub Celtic on this occasion.