By Pete O’Rourke
Liverpool forward Harry Wilson is set to sign a new deal at the club before going on loan to Hull City, Football Insider sources have learned.
A well-placed source has told Football Insider that the deadline day double deal has been secured following negotiations in recent hours.
A host of Championship clubs have been hoping to take Wilson, 20, on loan this January, but Liverpool were only willing to sanction a move once he signed a new deal to replace the one signed in the summer of 2016.
The source explained that the winger has reached an agreement with the Merseyside giants over extended terms and he has been given the green light to head to Championship outfit Hull.
Manager Nigel Adkins has been keen to complete a deal for Wilson as he aims to preserve the club’s second-tier status.
Wilson made his first-team debut last January as a substitute in the FA Cup replay win over Plymouth but has been unable to break through into the senior set-up.
The skilful attacker, who became the youngest ever player to represent Wales when he made his debut as a 16-year-old back in 2013, is a key member of the club’s Under-23s.