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In Focus: Harry Wilson may be the Roberts replacement Celtic need

As reported by ESPN, Celtic are one of two clubs chasing the signature of Liverpool’s Harry Wilson this summer.

What’s the story?

With Patrick Roberts currently due to return to Manchester City in the summer, the Hoops need back-up options on the right wing should a potential move for the on-loan star fall through.

With just James Forrest and Gary Mackay-Steven naturally adept at playing right wing left, it’s important Brendan Rodgers works fast to bring in a player of quality in the position.

ESPN reckon that one name he is looking at is 20 year old Harry Wilson, who has been on fire for Liverpool’s U23s side this season.

If they are to capture him on loan next term then they face competition from Wolverhampton Wanderers, who are also showing interest, according to the outlet.

What’s his story?

Wilson has scored a massive 28 goals from out wide this season for the Liverpool U23s and his progress was rewarded when he made his first team debut in the FA Cup earlier this season in the Reds’ replay against Plymouth Argyle. He’s regarded highly enough at the club to have been handed captaincy of that U23s side.

He also became the youngest every player in Wales history when he made his debut for the senior national side at the age of just 16 against Belgium in 2013.

Brendan Rodgers will of course be familiar with his ability from his time as boss at Anfield and if the reported interest is true, then obviously rates him highly enough to make a first team impact at the Hoops.

The 20-year-old needs competitive action to bring his game to the next level and at Celtic has that chance alongside working under an elite manager and the chance of playing UEFA Champions League football.

Is this a move that makes perfect sense for all parties?

Article title: In Focus: Harry Wilson may be the Roberts replacement Celtic need

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