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Liverpool stars react as Harry Wilson leaves on loan

Harry Wilson has left Liverpool on loan to return to his homeland with Championship outfit Cardiff City – and a number of his Reds teammates and Manchester City star Nathan Ake have reacted on Instagram.

Wilson, 23, will return to the Championship following a loan spell with Derby County during the 2018/19 season. It is the fourth consecutive campaign Wilson has spent away from Anfield following spells with Hull City, AFC Bournemouth and now Cardiff.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 01: Harry Wilson of Liverpool battles with Rob Holding of Arsenal during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on October 1, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Football Stadiums around United Kingdom remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

Liverpool had hoped to secure a permanent transfer for Wilson this window, which saw Burnley walk away from negotiations before the end of the European transfer window earlier this month.

According to the ECHO, Liverpool had originally hoped to secure a transfer fee in the region of £20 million for the services of Wilson, however, the Welshman remained on Merseyside prior to his late loan switch to Cardiff after no club met the club’s valuation before the window closed on October 5.

The Premier League champions rejected an offer worth £12m plus £3m in add-ons from Burnley before the Clarets pulled out of discussions altogether.

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Wilson recently made his full senior debut for Liverpool during the Carabao Cup defeat to Arsenal at the beginning of the month – it was his first Reds appearance since January 2017.

Liverpool’s decision to sanction yet another loan deal for Wilson came after officials deemed a short-term move for the player was the best alternative route to maintain his value and hope a permanent buyer comes in for Wilson next year.

Following the move, Wilson has since taken to Instagram to showcase his delight after the deal was completed just hours before the Friday evening deadline.

Wilson stated that he is ‘buzzing’ to have returned to his home country and that he is ‘looking forward to getting started’ under Bluebirds boss Neil Harris.

A number of his teammates, past and present, were quick to wish Wilson good-luck on Twitter including his former Bournemouth teammate and Manchester City defender Ake.

Wilson could make his Cardiff debut as early as tomorrow as the team prepare for their away clash with Preston on Sunday afternoon.

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