Fulham are set to table a big-money bid for promising Liverpool forward Harry Wilson, according to a Daily Mirror report this afternoon.
The Whites are poised to do battle with Huddersfield Town over the Welsh international and they will first of all need to persuade Liverpool to consider selling the 21 year-old, who only signed a new contract at Anfield back in January. Liverpool felt that Wilson benefited hugely from a six-month loan spell at Hull City, where he scored seven times in thirteen league outings, and would like the youngster to go out on loan again.
Fulham have identified the right wing position as a problem area that needs to strengthened before they make their Premier League return in August. Slavisa Jokanovic is exploring his options after Neeskens Kebano, Lucas Piazon and Liverpool loanee Sheyi Ojo failed to nail down the first-team spot. The Cottagers ended their Championship campaign with Aboubakar Kamara lining up on the right side of a fluid front three.
The Mirror suggests that, whilst Liverpool have assured Wilson he remains part of Jurgen Klopp’s long-term plans, the Wrexham-born attacker is considering his future as he seeks more regular first-team football. Klopp has only handed Wilson a single senior outing – as a substitute in the FA Cup – during his time at Anfield and both Fulham and Huddersfield could be seen as options where Wilson can develop without having to drop down a division.
It is understood that Wilson wants to ensure he doesn’t drop out of contention for a regular spot in Ryan Giggs’ side as Wales begin their European Championship qualification campaign in September. The Mirror believes that Fulham and Huddersfield would be willing to pay as much as £7m for Wilson, who has scored one in four outings for his country.