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25th Jun, 2018 | 11:15am

Report: Norwich leap ahead of Rangers as they open talks for 21-year-old PL winger

Rangers could be about to miss out on Liverpool winger Harry Wilson with Norwich City stepping into the running for the player’s signature, according to a report.

The Sun has revealed that the Canaries have gone ahead of the Light Blues in the chase for the highly-rated attacker after James Maddison left the club for Leicester City.

The East Anglian side need to replace the goals and attacking threat that Maddison offered in abundance and they see Wilson as the man for the job.

They have now opened talks with Liverpool over signing the 21-year-old.

Liverpool’s winger, 21, spent the second half of last season on loan at Hull City where he found the back of the net with stunning regularity, leading to a great deal of interest in the up and coming talent.

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This is a massive blow for Rangers and Steven Gerrard in particular, who would have been eager to land the talismanic midfielder even on a temporary basis as he will certainly be aware of what the attacker can offer his new-look Gers team. Wilson was in sublime form for the Tigers since joining the KCOM, finding the back of the net with ease, and was one of the key players in the Hull City side to lead what ended being a march away from the threat of relegation last term. The 21-year-old registered on 17 occasions in total across all competitions last season, ten of which were in the under 23s for Liverpool, but the seven goals and four assists he totalled in the Championship are likely to be the reason why there is such interest in the versatile winger, who has the capacity to play on either the right or the left flank.

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