Fulham have been handed a boost in their bid to bring Harry Wilson to Craven Cottage.
That’s according to a report by Goal, who claimed that Marco Silva’s side are now leading the race to sign the Liverpool winger this summer, with the Cottagers appearing the most likely destination for the 24-year-old.
The report added that personal terms would not be an issue between the Wales international and the Championship club, although it remains to be seen whether or not Fulham will be willing to match Liverpool’s £15m valuation of the forward.
Finally, it is claimed that Jurgen Klopp’s side are unwilling to consider a loan move for Wilson, which is believed to have ruled out the likes of Swansea City, Benfica and West Bromwich Albion, all of whom have been reported to be interested in the winger.
Considering Wilson’s remarkable record in the Championship, should Fulham indeed go on to get a deal over the line for the 24-year-old this summer, it can easily be argued that the Welshman’s arrival would be a huge coup for the club.
These metrics saw the man whose Klopp dubbed a “world-class” striker of the ball earn an average SofaScore match rating of 7.20, ranking him as Mick McCarthy’s second-best player in the league last time out.
His returns during his time in Wales only add to the impressive hauls the £41k-per-week man has managed with Championship clubs previously, having scored seven goals and provided four assists over 13 appearances for Hull City as well as a further 16 goals and four assists over 43 appearances for Derby County.
In total, Wilson has scored 29 goals and provided 19 assists over 90 appearances in the Championship, a fine record considering his position on the pitch. With Fulham being rather goal-shy in the Premier League last term – Bobby Decordova-Reid was their top scorer with five for the campaign – adding a player of the Welshman’s prolific nature can only be seen as a positive for the club.
As such, with Silva undoubtedly hoping to secure an immediate return to the Premier League with Fulham next season, the addition of the Liverpool man would certainly provide a huge boost to the 44-year-old’s chances of going on to achieve this feat.
With the latest reports suggesting that Fulham look on course to win the race for the winger, things would very much appear to be looking on the up for Silva at Craven Cottage.