Darren Bent has urged Harry Wilson to push for a permanent move away from Liverpool after transfer talks with Burnley collapsed.
The former England striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists that the Welsh winger has had enough loan spells and that he now needs to find a club to call home.
As revealed by Football Insider, Burnley boss Sean Dyche pulled the plug on a move for the 23-year-old after Liverpool demanded £15million for his capture.
The Clarets saw a £12million bid rejected by the Premier League champions and Dyche decided the Reds’ demands did not represent good value for money.
Bent believes the time has come for Wilson to leave Anfield for good and admits it would be a huge shame if he could not seal a move before the transfer window shuts.
Bent told Football Insider: “Listen, Harry Wilson, I’ve watched him for the last few years – when he was at Hull City, he really impressed me, was very, very good.
“He went to Derby, was superb at Derby that season. Went to Bournemouth, did okay-ish and then he’s here now and you think it’s got to a point now for Harry Wilson that he’s got to get out.
“Not go on loan somewhere, he’s got go out somewhere, settle down and start playing. When you’re bouncing here, there and everywhere, it doesn’t always work out. For someone like him he needs to go somewhere, settle down, work really hard and then it will work out for him.
“The fact he’s had to bounce around here, there and everywhere, it isn’t good. For me, I would like to see him go somewhere, sign permanently, play week, in week out and then we’ll see the best of him.”
Wilson has played just twice for Liverpool since coming through the youth ranks on Merseyside, most recently in the League Cup defeat to Arsenal.
He also has 17 caps and three goals for Wales.