Harry Wilson has extended his loan stay with Bournemouth until the end of the current Premier League season.
The original agreement would have seen the 23-year-old return to Liverpool on June 30.
However due to the ongoing global pandemic the season has been extended and that left the Reds with a decision to make over the winger’s short-term future.
But with first team opportunities likely to be limited at Anfield, the decision was made to allow Wilson to see out the campaign with the Cherries.
News of the extension is great news for Eddie Howe’s side who are currently in the middle of a relegation scrap.
Bournemouth are currently 18th in the Premier League, but will be hoping that Wilson can inspire them to safety for another season.
Wilson has certainly made his mark on the South Coast, having scored seven goals in 23 appearances after an impressive season with Derby County in the Championship last term.
It remains to be seen what the future holds for Harry Wilson at Liverpool, but for now he’ll certainly be happy to see out the campaign with Bournemouth.
GIVEMESPORT’S Phil Spencer says…
There’s a suggestion here that this is a sign of where Harry Wilson’s future may lie.
Despite enjoying a strong season at the Vitality Stadium, Liverpool have made the decision that the winger doesn’t feature in their plans for the rest of the campaign.
Wilson has never really been given a proper chance in the first team set up at Anfield, and despite impressing during pre-season last term, he was shipped out to Bournemouth without even having the opportunity to show what he could do in a competitive fixture.
Reading between the lines it seems unlikely that the 23-year-old is deemed to be good enough to play for Liverpool, and that could leave him with a decision to make this summer.
He’s already proven that he can excel in the Premier League, and perhaps that means that this could be the summer for Liverpool to cash in and allow him to settle elsewhere.
If that’s the case, the next few weeks with the Cherries could be key as he plays for his future elsewhere.
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