16 October 2020

Cardiff set to sign Liverpool midfielder Harry Wilson on loan

16 October 2020

Cardiff appear to have won the race to sign Liverpool midfielder Harry Wilson on loan, the PA news agency understands.

The Reds ideally wanted a permanent deal for the 23-year-old this summer but, despite interest from Burnley, the £20million asking price proved too high.

With little chance of first-team football, Liverpool have had to reconsider their stance and although the likes of Swansea, Norwich, Derby – where Wilson spent a previous loan spell – and Nottingham Forest were in the running, Cardiff are the only ones to meet the financial package which includes a £1.2m loan fee and covering his full wages.

Herbie Kane, another Liverpool midfielder, has joined Championship side Barnsley on a four-year deal for a reported £1.25m, with Liverpool retaining a 15 per cent sell-on fee.

Leeds defender Barry Douglas has moved to Blackburn on loan for the rest of the season.

The 31-year-old left-back has won the Championship title with Wolves and Leeds, for whom his sole appearance this season came in the EFL Cup defeat to Hull in September.

Blackburn have also captured the season-long loan signing of German midfielder Tom Trybull from Norwich.

The 27-year-old was part of the Canaries squad which won the Championship title in 2018-2019 and he made 14 starts as they were relegated from the Premier League last term.

Meanwhile, Sheffield Wednesday have signed Derby striker Jack Marriott on loan for the rest of the season.

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