Date: 16th July 2018 at 5:30pm
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Liverpool’s Harry Wilson is set to depart Anfield this summer,  and the Liverpool Echo has named us as one of a dozen clubs who could snap up the player on loan before the end of the transfer window.

Aat the end of last week, we polled fans over whether we should snap up the Premier League winger. The majority of supporters would like the club to sign Wilson if there is still a possibility to do so:

His record of seven goals in 14 appearances for Hull City speaks for itself, but one of the major stumbling blocks would likely have been the structure of the loan. Liverpool demands financial penalties for a club’s failure to play a player on a regular basis.

Still, his talent may have meant he would have played regularly anyway. There’s no official word on his destination yet, but at the moment, it seems that Derby County and Stoke City are the favourites to sign the player. The Mirror believes the Rams have not finalised a deal but negotiations are promising. The Potters meanwhile are reportedly hoping the sale of Xherdan Shaqiri to the Reds could give them the edge.

Do you think we will sign Wilson? Let me know in the comments.

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One Reply to “Good Signing – These Villa Fans Would Like To See Premier League Winger In Claret And Blue”

  • I cannot see anyone being signed until a number of significant sales are completed. With only a few weeks of the transfer window left, we have only shifted Gollini and Gil, according to reports. By the time we have made sufficient savings, Wilson will have been snapped up by another club.

    I must confess that I have little faith in Bruce’s past recruitment or use of certain signings. His past record with Villa has been very poor in terms of permanent recruitment and just above average with loan deals. Although, not always the player’s fault, my simple assessment of the effectiveness of the gaffer’s ten permanent signings is listed below:

    Lansbury – poor
    Bree – poor
    Bjarnason – fair (once deployed properly)
    Hourihane – success
    Taylor – poor
    Hogan – poor
    Terry – success
    Elmohamady – fair
    Samba – poor
    Whelan – poor

    Last season’s loans:

    Johnstone – success
    Tuanzebe – poor
    Snodgrass – success
    Onamah – poor
    Grabban – success

    They say a manager is only as good as his signings………..

    My fear is a scenario where we make a move for a clutch of elderly (= experienced in ‘Bruce speak’) players in the concluding days of the transfer window, well past their best and likely to be deployed sparingly. In real terms, they will have minimal impact on proceedings.

    If Bruce cannot acquire players that genuinely add value, why not utilise those younger lads he already has at his disposal? Why add another Whelan type player? Okay, Jedinak and Bjarnason may very well be gone shortly (a real shame in the latter’s case), but surely Lyden or Lansbury offer more progressive options than Dean Marney?

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