Harry Wilson can offer Aston Villa attacking depth next season

As reported by The Scottish Sun, Aston Villa are one of the teams interested in signing Liverpool’s Harry Wilson this summer.

What’s the story?

The 21-year-old hasn’t yet broken through fully into the Liverpool first-team despite signing a new long-term in contract in January.

After a successful half-season on loan at Hull City, it appears there are plenty of teams eager to offer him regular action next season.

The Scottish Sun report one of those teams is Aston Villa, who join Rangers, Leeds United and Huddersfield in their desire to sign him on loan.

The paper say Liverpool are looking for a loan fee of £250,000 to snag the impressive winger, a deal that would also see financial penalties issued should he not get the required amount of first-team action.

What does he offer?

Still just 21 years of age, Wilson doesn’t have extensive first team experience to draw too many conclusions from, but did demonstrate on loan at Hull City that he has quality that could be a benefit to Aston Villa.

He scored seven Championship goals from the left flank, also creating three assists, in half a season at the Tigers. Also netting his first goal for the Welsh national team, it’s been a big year for the youngster.

It’s clear he has huge potential and already has the cutting edge to be a success in English second-tier and although the Villans likely have enough quality at their disposal to compete strongly in the Championship again next season, if they don’t win their play-off, Wilson could give them serious depth.

Loan deals are never ideal, permanent signings are what supporters want to see, but this is one that could be a positive for all parties and something Steve Bruce should strongly consider.