According to The Liverpool Echo, Celtic will not be signing Liverpool youngster Harry Wilson on loan this summer. The 21-year-old has been repeatedly linked with a move to the Scottish giants in a bid to build upon his fine loan spell at Hull City last season, but with a deal seemingly off for the Wales international, Bhoys boss Brendan Rodgers must now turn his attentions towards a reunion with striker Danny Ings.
Obviously, there is likely to be much disappointment among our resident Celtic fans in the Tavern that Wilson won’t be making the move to Parkhead, what with the 21-year-old enjoying a majorly impressive loan stint at Hull last term in netting seven goals and laying on four assists for Nigel Adkins’ side in 13 Championship appearances.
Thus, there is little doubting that Wilson would have brought a huge amount to the attacking ranks at Celtic Park as Rodgers’ men go in search of a third successive domestic treble, but the Bhoys shouldn’t dwell on that disappointment, as Reds striker Ings is reportedly available.
Rodgers was the man who brought the 25-year-old to Anfield back in the summer of 2015 after his fine spell at Burnley, in which the one-time England international netted 11 goals in 35 Premier League games for the Clarets.
That form earned him that solitary England cap and things were looking up for the forward when he moved to Liverpool, only for a serious injury to completely stem his momentum and progress, to the point that he has only managed 25 senior appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
And with the likes of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, and Mohamed Salah producing the goods at Anfield, it’s difficult to see how Ings commands regular football under Klopp, with reports recently suggesting that the 25-year-old is allowed to leave this summer.
And with Celtic seeking to maintain their status as the top club in Scotland amid pressure from Old Firm rivals Rangers, alongside their hope to finally make in-roads on the European stage, they should move for the Englishman.
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Scott Sinclair was the only Celtic player to exceed 15 goals last season to suggest that greater options are needed in the forward ranks, and with Moussa Dembele’s future seemingly unclear heading into the new campaign, the striker department could well do with another addition – Ings would bolster those ranks.
The 25-year-old may have struggled for minutes due to injury in recent years, but one mustn’t forget his efforts at Burnley to earn a move to Liverpool – Rodgers obviously thought he had ability given he was the one that signed him at Anfield.
Thus, with a move for Wilson seemingly off, Rodgers must now turn his attentions towards a reunion with £7.2 million-rated Ings (as per Transfermarkt) at Celtic.
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