According to The Sun, Scottish Premiership champions Celtic are set to rival Rangers for the signature of Liverpool sensation Harry Wilson. The 21-year-old will be looking to make his mark on loan again after a spell at Championship side Hull City last season, but with greater opportunities for first team football at Ibrox, the young Welshman should instead opt for Steven Gerrard’s Gers this summer.
Ultimately, the Reds youngster will be looking for regular first team football again this term after a fine spell at the KCOM Stadium last time round, in which time the 21-year-old scored seven goals and laid on four assists to help Nigel Adkins’ side avoid relegation from the Championship.
And while those figures underline what a huge talent the Wales international is, with the likes of James Forrest and Scott Sinclair on the books at Parkhead, there is no guarantee that Wilson would go to Celtic and command first team football week in, week out.
26-year-old Forrest enjoyed one of the best seasons of his career last time round in netting 17 goals for Rodgers’ men to inspire them to the domestic treble, while former Manchester City and Aston Villa ace Sinclair produced the goods in netting 18 goals and laying on 17 assists for the Scottish giants – thus, Wilson will struggle to dispose either from the starting eleven.
And while Celtic will likely play a vast amount of matches this season, and as such the 21-year-old will surely be used, he remains unlikely to command the regular football he may get under Gerrard at Celtic.
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The Rangers chief will know first-hand of Wilson’s qualities having come up through the ranks at Anfield in the last decade or so, and the chance to work under the Liverpool legend may be too good an opportunity for the 21-year-old to turn down.
And while the Gers are also reasonably strong in the winger department with Jamie Murphy and Daniel Candeias, Wilson would certainly complement the duo and indeed push them for a starting spot, with the 21-year-old likely heading into the 2018/19 campaign full of confidence after an impressive spell at Hull last time round.
And with Rangers eyeing the sort of quality signings that could see them bridge the gap to Rodgers’ side next term, the supremely talented Wilson, who could turn out to be the key man in those instances whereby the Gers are struggling to break down oppositions, is a deal they simply have to strike.
Thus, while Celtic are also thought to be keen on a deal, the greater chance for regular football and thus development this term appears to be at Rangers under Liverpool legend Gerrard – the move £900,000-rated Wilson (as per Transfermarkt) should seek this summer.
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