Liverpool star Harry Wilson joins Cardiff in loan transfer after beating rivals Swansea to Welsh winger

HARRY WILSON has joined Cardiff from Liverpool on a season-long loan.

Swansea, Reading, Bristol City and Derby had all been linked with a move for the 23-year-old.

But The Bluebirds have won the race for his signature – with Wilson citing the 'Welsh connection' as a big reason for his move.

On completing the deal, Wilson claimed: “The Welsh connection was a massive part for me.

"When I come here, I feel at home.

"I think the team and facilities we have, everything is built for a Premier League team.

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“I’m determined to come here and do my best to help the club get there.”

It is understood that a fee of £1.2million has been agreed between the two clubs.

Neil Harris' side have up until 5pm to wrap up a deal for the tricky winger.

Wilson missed out on a Premier League transfer before the deadline on October 5.

Burnley came close to completing a deal for him, but pulled the plug at the last minute.

Liverpool demanded a £20m deal for the Welshman to leave on a permanent basis.

And the Clarets were not prepared to pay that much for him.

Wilson had struggled to break into Jurgen Klopp's squad, but managed to prove his potential last season while on loan with Bournemouth.

He chipped in with seven goals after making 31 appearances for the Cherries.

In the 2018-19 season, Wilson was shipped out on loan to Derby.

During his time under the management of Frank Lampard, he bagged 18 goals in all competitions.

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