Harry Wilson re-joins Cardiff City on season-long loan deal

Cardiff have finalised the signing of Liverpool winger Harry Wilson on loan.

The Merseyside Reds ideally wanted a permanent deal for 23-year-old forward this summer but, despite interest from Burnley, the £20million price tag proved too high.

Liverpool reconsidered their stance and, the PA news agency understands, Cardif were the only ones to meet the financial package which includes a £1.2million loan fee and covering his full wages, with Norwich and Swansea where Wilson spent a previous loan spell also kept close tabs on his situation at the club.

“I’m looking forward to getting started here,” the Wales international told cardiffcityfc.co.uk.

“We had a few clubs enquire about me but as soon as I heard Cardiff were interested it was a place I wanted to come.

“The Welsh connection was a massive part for me. When I come here, I feel at home. I think the team and facilities we have, everything is built for a Premier League team.

“I’m determined to come here and do my best to help the club get there.”

Wilson has made just two games for the Merseyside Reds, a third-round FA Cup replay at Plymouth back in January 2017 and in the Carabao Cup penalty shoot-out loss to Arsenal earlier this month.

Last season he has being loaned out at Bournmeouth that were relegated from the Premier League.