Liverpool agreed to allow the Wales international Harry Wilson to move before the start of the current season, with Wilson’s destination Fulham, who he recently assisted in gaining promotion back to the Premier League. In the 2022/23 season, Fulham will pay Liverpool £12 million for Harry Wilson’s services.
The 25-year-old has also made an important contribution, scoring 10 goals and providing 15 assists in 38 games.
According to The Athletic, what’s surprising about the arrangement that brought Wilson to Craven Cottage is that Fulham paid nothing of the projected £12 million agreement in the first year.
Following promotion, Fulham will convert Wilson’s loan into a permanent transfer this summer, according to the same article.
Wilson “may” sign a deal with Fulham that extends through the end of the 2025/26 season, effectively implying that once this loan is converted into a permanent transfer, he will have a four-year deal with the newly-promoted Premier League team.
Fulham clinched promotion and a return to the top flight yesterday night with a 3-0 victory over Preston North End at Craven Cottage.
Aleksandar Mitrovic scored twice, bringing his season total to 40 goals. Meanwhile, Wilson assisted on the Serbian’s second goal. This is most likely an arrangement that both clubs will look back on and think they got a fair deal on.
Fulham signed Wilson on a loan-to-buy deal, and he’s played a key role in the club’s promotion. £12 million is a hefty fee, but it won’t be an issue now that they’ve been promoted back to the Premier League.
As for Liverpool, who aren’t in a financial position where they need the money for transfers right away, they’ve been patient in selling Wilson in the hopes of getting a huge eight-figure sum for a player who was never going to make it at Anfield in the first place.
However, Fulham earned promotion and a return to the top flight with a 3-0 win over Preston North End at Craven Cottage last night.
Aleksandar Mitrovic netted two goals, bringing his season total to 40. Wilson, meanwhile, assisted on the Serbian’s second goal.