Exclusive: Liverpool star 20-21 move face collapses amid 7-figure asking price
Liverpool demanding a seven-figure loan fee could scupper Harry Wilson’s hopes of a move before Friday’s domestic deadline, Football Insider understands.
As revealed by this site earlier on Wednesday, Derby County and Nottingham Forest have both tabled offers to sign the 23-year-old on a temporary basis, while Cardiff City and Swansea City are also keen.
However, a recruitment source has told Football Insider that reigning Premier League champions are demanding a loan fee “well in excess of £1million” for the Wales international which could cause any prospective moves to collapse.
Wilson has already seen a permanent move fall through this year after Burnley, who had tabled a £12million bid, pulled the plug on a deal after Liverpool refused to drop their £15million asking price.
There are multiple Championship clubs keen on doing a deal for the Wales international ahead of Friday’s deadline but many could baulk at the Reds’ significant loan fee demands.
Wilson has already shown himself to be a top performer in the second tier of English football after he scored 22 goals in 53 appearances during loan spells at Derby and Hull City.
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He spent last season with Bournemouth but his seven goals were not enough to prevent the Cherries from being relegated.
With a move to another Premier League now off the cards until January, Jurgen Klopp has given the green light for the academy graduate to drop down a division again in pursuit of regular game time.
Wilson made only his second first-team appearance for Liverpool in the League Cup defeat to Arsenal earlier this season but he has not featured in a single Premier League matchday squad.
In other Liverpool news, Klopp has been tipped to snub a late transfer raid and keep faith with under-fire star.