Niall McCaughan, Steffen Armstrong and Marley Anderson discussed all of the latest Premier League news on a recent edition of the Football Social Daily podcast and they spent some time talking about Liverpool winger Harry Wilson, amid reports linking him with a loan departure from the Reds ahead of today’s domestic transfer deadline.
Various Championship clubs have reportedly shown interest in signing Wilson on loan, of late and according to Sky Sports, Cardiff City is currently the most likely destination for the Wales international, as they have allegedly ‘agreed a £1.2m loan fee’ for the 23-year-old.
Wilson played in England’s second tier two seasons ago where he impressed during a loan spell with Derby County, scoring 16 Championship goals that term, making him their top league goalscorer for the 2018/19 campaign.
However, last season Wilson played in the Premier League when he was on loan with AFC Bournemouth and while discussing a potential return to the Championship for the winger during this recent edition of the Football Social Daily podcast, Armstrong shared that he thinks this would be “a step back” for the Welshman.
He said: “If I was him, I would consider this, probably, a step back once I’ve played in the Premier League for a whole season. I think he was maybe starting nearly every game for Bournemouth last season so I’d consider it a bit of a kick in the teeth to then go down to the Championship.”
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TIF Thoughts on Armstrong’s comments about Wilson’s potential impending loan move to Cardiff City…
It may be fair to say that Wilson didn’t fare too badly in England’s top-flight with Bournemouth last season, as he ended the campaign as the Cherries’ second-highest league goalscorer, with the Welshman netting for them on seven occasions.
As a result, we feel it’s understandable why Armstrong thinks a return to the Championship would be “a kick in the teeth” for Wilson, given that perhaps the Welshman has shown that he can cut it at Premier League level, so maybe this wouldn’t be the best move for his career and he would be better off continuing his development in England’s top-flight.