Celtic make enquiry for Liverpool starlet after Burnley move stalls

CELTIC have made an enquiry about the loan signing of Liverpool youngster Harry Wilson. The English Champions had wanted to sell Wilson but so far no one was willing to meet the £20m fee set by Jurgen Klopp. Now, the Scottish Champions have asked about the Welsh winger with a view to sealing a deadline day move.

The Scottish Sun are reporting that Lennon has asked about signing the 23-year-old but that both player and club would rather a permanent move.

Celtic are, according to The Scotsman, interested in bringing a left-wing back in as a matter of urgency as opposed to another attacking option. However, with Diego Laxalt the subject of negotiations for a loan move, a deadline day deal for Wilson could go down to the wire.

Burnley were favourites to sign Wilson in a cut-price £15m deal but talks stalled meaning that he will remain at Anfield unless a temporary switch can be negotiated.

Burnley’s failure to sign Wilson could mean that Sean Dyche turns his attention to Ryan Christie with a move for an attacking midfielder at the centre of his plans for the final day of the transfer window.

Wilson spent last year with Bournemouth and scored seven goals in the Premier League as Eddie Howe’s side were relegated. The season before that, Wilson was working under the best young English manager Frank Lampard at Derby, where he scored 16 goals and made four assists.

Wilson can play on the right, left and centre as an attacking midfielder and would provide cover for James Forrest, should Neil Lennon prefer to switch to a 4-3-3.

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