Celtic landing Wilson would dampen Gerrard’s hopes of instant Ibrox optimism

Celtic are looking to press ahead with a deal for Liverpool youngster Harry Wilson as Champions League deadlines loom, according to the Daily Record.

What’s the latest, then?

The Record claim that Wilson is very much on Brendan Rodgers’ radar as he seeks to replace and upgrade upon departee Patrick Roberts this summer.

They say that Celtic want a loan deal for the Reds starlet, who is expected to sign a new long-term contract at Anfield before being allowed to leave to further his development after a successful spell at Hull City in the second part of last season.

However, they report that Rodgers will face stiff competition for Wilson’s signature and he has been linked with a move to bitter rivals Rangers, now managed by Reds legend Steven Gerrard, in recent days.

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Rodgers could land a major blow on Gerrard

Gerrard is clearly hoping to come north of the border and lean on his Liverpool connections to snare some top talent into the club to claw back at dominant Celtic in double-quick time, with players the Gers would otherwise struggle to attract.

Wilson is among the very best that Anfield has to offer in its youth ranks at this moment in time so if Rodgers was able to convince him to shun the advances of Reds legend and replace Roberts at Parkhead, it would be a major powerplay.

It would affirm the mountain that Gerrard has to climb to close the game and secure Rodgers an upgrade on Patrick Roberts if he can get the deal over the line.