Harry Wilson has completed a deadline-day switch to Cardiff City in the Championship, joining the Bluebirds on loan after Liverpool failed to find a permanent buyer.
Burnley were the most likely destination, but their bid worth up to £16 million fell short of the club’s valuation, and the Wales international was then set to stay on Merseyside until at least January.
But left out of Jurgen Klopp‘s 24-man squad for the Champions League group stage, the only option for the winger was to head out to the Championship on a short-term basis.
For a player of proven Premier League pedigree, who will turn 24 before the season is over, this is a strange situation for Wilson.
However, he will now spend the rest of the campaign on loan at Cardiff, following fellow Liverpool academy graduate Sheyi Ojo to the Cardiff City Stadium.
Cardiff are believed to have paid a £1.2 million fee to secure Wilson’s services, having managed to do so ahead of a host of their Championship rivals including Swansea, Derby and Nottingham Forest.
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