Derby County manager Frank Lampard has expressed his confidence that Harry Wilson’s loan spell will be beneficial for both the player and the club after the deal was confirmed on Tuesday.
Wilson recently penned a new Liverpool contract, but the club’s intention was always to loan him out because they believed he would benefit more from a year of first-team football than a year as an understudy to Liverpool’s wingers.
After Wilson’s highly-impressive five months at Hull City, a host of Championship clubs were queuing up to take the youngster on a temporary deal, and Lampard’s Derby have won the race.
“Harry brings incredible quality and hunger to the table here and he showed that last year while he was on loan at Hull,” Lampard said. “He’s a full international too and he has a real desire to come here and improve.
“He’s going to be a crucial player for us. I keep talking about creativity and the importance of trying to excite the fans and he’s the sort of player that can do that with the quality that he has.
“For himself too, to have a year at this level and feel an important player at an important club, that will be important.”
“Hopefully it’s a great platform for him, but on a selfish note, we have got ourselves a real quality player.”
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Wilson could make his debut for the Rams against Reading on August 3rd in the opening fixture of the Championship season.
A number of other young players are also likely to be handed loan moves, with Ben Woodburn, Sheyi Ojo and Ryan Kent all linked with Championship sides.