The future of Harry Wilson has been a key sub plot of Liverpool’s season so far and a recent report documenting their interest in Thorgan Hazard could be a telling indicator regarding his future.
Long-range thunderbolts, dazzling slaloms through the defence and esteemed praise throughout the British media for Wilson’s efforts this season have made him a figure of keen interest for the Liverpool supporters.
Does he have what it takes to thrive in Liverpool’s first-team? Could he return in January if his fine form continues? What is Jurgen Klopp’s long-term plan? These are just some of the questions which have been put forward, but concrete answers remain elusive and based purely on speculation at this moment in time.
While Wilson may well hold out hope of breaking into Liverpool’s first-team, a recent report from Liga Financial suggests his chances of making it at Anfield are slim at best.
The report claims Liverpool will do everything in their power to sign Thorgan Hazard, brother of Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, in the January window.
And whether Borussia Monchengladbach are willing to sell or not may be completely irrelevant in negations, as the same report claims Hazard has a release clause of €30 million (£27 million).
Considering Hazard has scored 11 goals and provided six assists in 16 appearances this season, his release clause appears incredibly modest and attractive on paper.
With the ability to provide creative guile from either wing or in a number ten role, Hazard is the type of player who could significantly bolster Klopp’s strength in depth in attacking positions.
But Klopp must consider that Hazard’s arrival will leave him with at least two quality players in every forward position, and that over saturation is likely to force Wilson to leave in search of regular opportunities.
Whether Klopp is seriously considering Wilson as a long-term prospect at Liverpool is up for debate, but a move for Hazard will serve to confirm the suspicions of the sceptics who see no future for the Wales international on Merseyside.
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