Celtic aiming to sign Liverpool star before Thursday

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Celtic have intensified their pursuit of Harry Wilson as they look to fend off stiff competition for the Welshman.

Wilson reported for Liverpool’s first day of pre-season training on Monday after enjoying a superb loan spell with Hull City over the second half of last season.

The forward attracted interest from a number of clubs as he registered seven goals in 14 appearances to help the Tigers evade a shock relegation.

His temporary spell served as a deserved opportunity to gain regular senior football following his majestic form for Liverpool’s U23s over the past two campaigns.

He now unsurprisingly occupies a place on a number of summer wish-lists, including that of Brendan Rodgers.

Celtic will step up their efforts to secure Wilson before Thursday’s initial Champions League signing deadline, reports the Daily Mail’s John McGarry.

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Harry Wilson – image by Liverpoolfc.com

Wilson penned a new long-term deal at Liverpool prior to his deadline day move to Hull in January, with a future role in Jurgen Klopp’s first-team plans in mind.

The 21-year-old was outstanding during his time in the Championship, notably scoring on his debut to help his temporary employers to their first win in 10 league matches.

A fine season also saw Wilson score with a superb curling effort on his first start for Wales in a 6-0 win over China in March.

He was recently rumoured as a target for Steven Gerrard’s Rangers, who have already signed Wilson’s Liverpool teammate Ovie Ejaria on loan.

With a number of senior figures set for extended breaks after the World Cup, the prospect of a prominent role for Wilson in pre-season could deter the club from shipping him out so soon.

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