Harry Wilson has completed a season-long loan move to AFC Bournemouth. Newcastle had been linked with the Welsh international throughout the summer.
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There had been reports that Liverpool were reluctant to let the player move on loan and wanted to either keep Wilson as cover or sell him for around £25m. Originally it seemed a duel between Aston Villa and Newcastle for the player but when Liverpool set their valuation at £25m, Newcastle seemed to lose interest.
Bournemouth were linked about a week and a half ago with a permanent bid for Wilson. That seemed even more likely to happen when midfielder and fellow Welsh international David Brooks injured his ankle and was ruled out for 3 months.
Bournemouth will reportedly pay a £3.5m loan fee for Wilson and have had to give assurances as to his playing time. We really like Harry Wilson but with the arrival of Allan Saint-Maximin last Friday we felt like Wilson would no longer be a target for Newcastle.
This is a very good move for all entities involved. Harry Wilson will get first-team football in the Premier League under Eddie Howe. He actually seems like a very good fit for Bournemouth as well. Liverpool get to see how their youngster gets on at the top level. Bournemouth get a very good player who can come in for David Brooks straight away.