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Wilson loan to Leicester likely off, due to Rodgers appointment

Some unusual news this morning, but according to reports from Goal's Neil Jones, a proposed loan move to Leicester for Harry Wilson next season could be off due to the club's appointment of Brendan Rodgers.


The former LFC manager was appointed new Leicester boss a couple of weeks ago and that appears to have changed Michael Edwards and Jurgen Klopp's minds about loaning the 21-year old out again.


It may seem like a strange call, but apparently Liverpool are concerned about Wilson's chances of regular first-team football, given Rodgers' inability to 'blood' youth during his 3 seasons up at Celtic.


The plan had already pretty much been agreed with Eduardo Macia, Leicester's head of recruitment and Michael Edwards, but having seen Chelsea's Charly Musonda struggle for chances under Rodgers last season.


Jones goes on saying that LFC have further reservations, as Rodgers will look to add more first-team experience for next season too, no doubt further limiting Wilson's opportunities. The club had already had concerns about Celtic's request for Wilson on loan this season, for the same reason.


The article states that Wilson would be expected to demand a fee of upwards of £20 million but the Reds' preferences are for loaning the player domestically, ideally within the Premier League.




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