Liverpool has become successful to keep hold of rising star midfielder Harry Wilson as the midfielder put a pen on new long-term contract.
The Wales international and Liverpool U23s prolific goalscorer Harry Wilson has decided to commit his future at Merseyside by agreeing to a five-year contract. Previous reports stated twelve clubs in the Championship have contacted Liverpool over a possible season-long move for the 21-year-old midfielder, including relegated Swansea City, Stoke City and West Brom. Wilson has been linked with the Merseysiders since 9 and has risen through Liverpool’s academy.
😁 @harrywilson_ has signed a new long-term contract with the Reds.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 10, 2018
After a very fruitful half-season loan spell with Hull City last year, the 21-year-old midfielder netted a brace in his first appearance of pre-season to help Liverpool trash Chester by seven goals to none. The club confirms Harry Wilson is contracted with the Red half of Merseyside till 2023 though he may leave on loan next season.
Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, Harry Wilson insisted,
“I’m delighted to sign the new deal.”
“When it got offered to me, I was desperate to get everything sorted so I could sign it fairly early on in pre-season because I want to focus on playing football.”
“So, now this is sorted, I feel I can do that and push on and try and impress.”
Wilson scored seven times in 13 matches while at loan with Hull and his prodigious talent has made Liverpool gift him an improved contract. Wilson hopes to avoid going out on loan as he looks to secure first-team football under Jurgen Klopp.
Upon his aims and objectives for the upcoming season, Wilson added,
“I think my short-term focus is to keep trying to impress the manager day in, day out in training and, the minutes I get in pre-season, try and impress.”
“[I want to] keep trying to score goals, [get] assists, help the team out and then I’m not looking too far beyond that.”
“I feel if I do well enough here, everything else will take care of itself.”
This could turn out be a massive step by the Reds as Harry Wilson would greatly bolster Red’s squad ahead of next season giving his manager a variety of options at the middle of the park. Harry Wilson committing his future to Liverpool gives clear indication about the rising popularity of the club among the talented youngsters and certainly, it is a warning bell for rival clubs