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Harry Wilson Reportedly Close to Joining Bournemouth

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With Liverpool’s £25M valuation not met, another season on loan now looks likely for Wilson.

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Liverpool would have preferred to find a new permanent home for Harry Wilson, to “do the right thing,” as Jürgen Klopp put it, for the 22-year-old winger who does not appear to be in the first team plans for the coming season.

However, with the club’s £25M valuation of Wilson as yet unmet, it now appears likely that another loan is in fact in his future, though after a year with Derby in the Championship, this time around he will stay in the Premier League.

That’s at least if a reported Bournemouth deal goes through, with The Evening Standard’s David Lynch stating that negotiations are ongoing and that the club on the south coast are hopeful of getting the loan across the line.

Liverpool are said to be seeking both a loan fee in line with their valuation of the player and assurances that Wilson will receive sufficient playing time on loan with The Cherries in order to ensure he continues his development.

Last season, he made 49 total appearances for Derby, scoring 18 goals and six assists. Both Newcastle and Aston Villa had previously been linked as potential permanent destinations but neither in the end amounted to anything.