Burnley are reportedly closing in on an eight-figure deal to sign Wales international Harry Wilson from Liverpool.
Wilson has won 17 caps for Wales and impressed for Liverpool in pre-season last year, scoring a wonder goal in a friendly against Lyon, but only made one senior competitive appearance for the Reds back in January 2017.
The winger has had fruitful loan spells at Derby and Bournemouth in the last couple of seasons, netting 18 goals for the Rams as they narrowly missed out on promotion in 2019 and scoring seven Premier League goals in the Cherries’ unsuccessful fight against relegation last term.
Wilson is renowned for his dead ball prowess, scoring sumptuous free kicks against Manchester United in a Carabao Cup tie and Ireland in a UEFA Nations League clash two years ago. After the latter goal, Wales manager Ryan Giggs compared the 23-year-old’s set piece abilities to those of Old Trafford legend David Beckham (as per Sky Sports).
The Liverpool man often plays on the right wing, a position where Burnley are badly lacking – Johann Berg Gudmundsson, the only natural fit for that role in Sean Dyche’s squad, is set to be sidelined for a while after twisting his knee in last week’s Carabao Cup clash against Sheffield United.
Burnley’s transfer spending so far in this window has been minimal, so they should certainly be able to afford £15m to sign Wilson, who has shown that he can score goals in the Premier League and would be a timely purchase to fill the void left by Gudmundsson’s injury.
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Dyche has previously bemoaned the lack of depth in his squad and this is the perfect opportunity to alleviate that issue by not only bringing in a fresh face but also one who could prove to be a reliable scoring presence over the coming season – especially from set pieces.
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