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According to The Liverpool Echo, Liverpool forward Harry Wilson is undergoing a medical with Bournemouth ahead of a season-long loan deal.
Well, the Reds only just welcomed the Wales international back to the squad at the start of pre-season after he spent the entirety of last term on loan with Derby, where he shone.
The 22-year-old racked up 16 goals and four assists in the Championship as the Rams just missed out on promotion, losing the playoff final to Aston Villa at Wembley.
Despite that, Wilson’s form looks to have earned him a Premier League loan this time around, and his move to the Cherries looks imminent – it will be a simple loan deal with no obligation or option to buy.
As recently as July 30, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp’s stance on the Reds academy graduate was clear – Wilson would not be leaving on loan again as it would not help his development, and instead, it was time that the youngster settled somewhere.
Just a week later, the former Borussia Dortmund boss seems to have changed his outlook on what’s best for his young attacker in allowing him to travel down to the Vitality Stadium for a medical.
In fairness, a loan move to a club in a higher division will allow the Reds to see just what the former Hull loanee is made of at this level, against some of the best sides in the country.
However, should Wilson flop under Eddie Howe at Bournemouth, then it could potentially damage his stock which is currently fairly high after an excellent campaign last term – it is believed that Liverpool currently value their forward at over £20m.
One thing does seem to be for certain, though – Klopp’s previous stance on Wilson’s future and what’s best for the Welshman has drastically changed.