30 Jul 2016

Done Deal: Liverpool 'confirm' agreement with 'wonderful' record-breaking attacker dumped by Man Utd

Liverpool have jettisoned a whole host of Academy players this summer, but several have avoided the cull, including rising star Harry Wilson, who has sealed a new long-term contract with the club.

On Thursday, Liverpool released the following official statement:

"Liverpool can confirm that Harry Wilson has signed a new contract with the club".

Some info about Wilson:

* LFC website description: "All the hallmarks of typical left winger - bags of pace, a great touch, ability and acceleration".

* Oct 2013: Broke the record for youngest player in Wales’ history.

* Jul 2015: Included in Rodgers' squad for the summer’s pre-season jolly around the Eastern Hemisphere, but didn't play once.

* No goals/assists in 5 games for Crewe this season (averaging 36 minutes of pitch time per game).

* Started at Man Utd, as he confirmed 2-years ago: "My career started at Manchester United. It didn't work out there, but Liverpool said they wanted to have a look at me".

* On his footballing influences: "Ryan Giggs was an obvious hero. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. I'm attack-minded and love getting forward".

* Nov 2015: Scored a vital Euro 2017 qualification goal for Wales U21s against Armenia. After the game, U21s boss Geraint Williams raved:

"Harry is a great talent [and] showed wonderful composure to take that chance against Armenia."

A new contract appears to be a good thing, but I'd wager that Liverpool are merely securing Wilson to a long-term contract to increase the chances of a decent transfer fee at some point in the near future.

Right now, there's close to zero chance of Wilson getting regular game time this season, so I'd also expect him to be farmed out on loan (again) before the transfer window closes


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