Deal secured – two year deal signed for midfielder


Aston Villa has joined in the race to sign Liverpool youngster Harry Wilson on loan, but they will be contending with several Championship clubs as well as Scottish champions Celtic, as per Birmingham Mail.

The 21-year-old recently put pen to paper on a new deal at Anfield, but he has caught the attention of several clubs after an impressive season at Hull City last time around.

Villa is keen to reinforce their squad by any means possible, even if it means they have to ‘beg, steal or borrow’, according to manager Steve Bruce. Wilson would fall into the latter category, but they’ll be up against it to attract him to Villa Park.

Wilson has been capped for Wales already, debuting as a 16-year old in 2013, but has since progressed through the U17, U19 and U21 set up before playing two further senior games earlier this year.

Villa isn’t the only Championship looking to take the player off the market, with Norwich and West Brom also keen, as well as Celtic and their Glasgow rivals Rangers. It is reported Jurgen Klopp would prefer him to remain in England if possible, which may ignite the hope of Villa fans.

Wilson built a very strong reputation for himself at the KCOM Stadium last season, so much so he can more or less pick his next destination.

Villa must be an attractive prospect as a former Premier League club, but they need him just as much as he needs them. He would be a big signing if they pull it off, as he’s got an exciting future ahead of him.