After a week filled with rumours of possible incomings while fans and the club continue to wait on Andy Carroll to decide if he'll accept a full time move to West Ham, the first completed transfer deal involving a Liverpool player is a far more minor one than those most were keeping their eyes on, with young defender Danny Wilson heading to Hearts on a free.
After arriving over the tumultuous summer of 2010 for £2M from Rangers, the now 21-year-old Wilson made a mere two appearances in the Premier League for Liverpool. Brought in by Rafa Benitez shortly before the Spaniard was sacked, WIlson failed to impress under any of Liverpool's three managers since his arrival, and few imagined the Scottish centre back's future remained at Anfield.
He spent time out on loan with Blackpool and Bristol City, and in January was allowed to move to Hearts as something of a trial while his contract ran down. With Rodgers and Liverpool signalling they saw no future for him in England, it was only a matter of time before he found a new home this summer, and after impressing the Scottish side over the past few months it was always likely to be with Hearts.
Though Wilson never had the chance to impress at Liverpool, at only 21 years of age there's still plenty of time for the defender—who while at Ranges started in the derby against Celtic and saw Champions League action—to make a mark back home in the Scottish Premier League, and so we wish Wilson the best of luck as he seeks to resurrect his career at Hearts.
Wilson Completes Hearts Move
Liverpool's Danny Wilson has today agreed a contract with Hearts which will see him move to the Scottish side he spent the season on loan with when his Liverpool contract runs out in a month.