Cardiff City have sealed the loan signing of Liverpool attacker Harry Wilson.
The Bluebirds have beaten off stiff competition from the likes of Swansea City, Derby County, Nottingham Forest and Norwich City to secure a deal to excite all City fans.
WalesOnline understands that Cardiff will pay Premier League champions Liverpool a loan fee, which could rise to £1.2m and will be paid in instalments, to secure the player’s services.
While it was initially thought the Bluebirds would cover all the player’s wages, it is now understood that Cardiff will pay only a proportion of the Wales international’s salary.
The deal really gathered pace when Cardiff City touched base with the Anfield outfit on Thursday, the day before the closing of the window, upon Wilson’s return from international duty with Wales.
Sources have indicated that both Bluebirds manager Neil Harris and chairman Mehmet Dalman were crucial in getting the deal over the line.
Liverpool discussed Wilson’s options with the player himself and his agent, but all parties were happy with what Cardiff put on the table.
Another big factor which might have perhaps slipped under the radar is how Liverpool viewed Marko Grujic’s loan to Cardiff City back in their promotion season.
Grujic signed for the back end of that 2017/18 campaign and endeared himself to the Bluebirds faithful for a string of top performances as Neil Warnock’s side navigated their way to Premier League promotion.
That is an ambition Wilson also holds and Liverpool believe he can have the same impact — if not more — as his Anfield contemporary Grujic.