According to The Sun, Old Firm rivals Celtic and Rangers are battling it out for the signature of Liverpool youngster Harry Wilson. The 21-year-old will be looking to build upon a fine loan spell at Hull City last term in a bid to continue his development, and were Steven Gerrard’s Gers to beat the Bhoys to the winger’s signature, they would draw first blood in the Scottish Premiership title race.
Ultimately, the 21-year-old came up through the ranks at Anfield but has only gone on to play once for the senior side, which came back in January 2017 in their narrow 1-0 success over Plymouth Argyle in an FA Cup third round replay.
Since then, the Wales international has enjoyed a decent loan spell at Championship side Hull City to further underline his credentials, with Wilson netting seven goals and laying on four assists in 13 league games to help Nigel Adkins’ side avoid the drop.
Thus, there is no surprise that the likes of Rangers and Celtic are eyeing up a move for the talented youngster, but if Gerrard’s men were to beat Brendan Rodgers’ side to his signature, it would be a clear statement of intent from the Gers that they are ready to challenge the Bhoys.
Ultimately, beating Celtic to a signing would further underline the sort of impact Gerrard’s arrival as manager could have on the Light Blues, as it’s arguable that his arrival as manager will open their doors to a much wider range of possible additions.
And not least young players at Liverpool who may have worked with him in the past, and have seen the 38-year-old become a legend at Anfield during his professional career – the opportunity to play for him may be too good to turn down.
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But winning the race for Wilson would suggest that Rangers are able to compete with Rodgers’ men in the transfer window, and as such could strike a damaging blow to the defending champions ahead of the 2018/19 Scottish Premiership campaign.
Thus, were Rangers to indeed fend off their bitter rivals for the £900,000-rated sensation (as per Transfermarkt), they could draw first blood in the title race for the upcoming season.
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