Celtic won’t be making an offer to take Harry Wilson- or any other Liverpool players on loan after their policy of loan fines was confirmed.
Last week some sources claimed that negotiations ended when the ‘case studies’ of Patrick Roberts and Charly Musonda were brought up, some even took it further and claimed that an informal agreement had been reached to send young talent to be groomed by Steven Gerrard at Ibrox.
According to Bristol Live Liverpool have a policy in place to fine clubs if they don’t use players sent out on loan.
Liverpool are set to continue the controversial policy of fining clubs who do not utilise their loan players, and it could haunt Leeds United, Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion.
Bristol City fell foul of the system last season when they failed to play misfiring Ryan Kent enough times for the Reds’ liking.
The Robins were reportedly slapped with a £500,000 fine by Liverpool after he played just 10 games for City, starting six of them.
It is a policy that is putting some clubs off moving for young talent at Liverpool.
It’s likely that Celtic did show an interest in Wilson but he’d find strong competition for a place in Brendan Rodgers’ side with James Forrest, Scott Sinclair, Lewis Morgan, Jonny Hayes and Mikey Johnston already in place.
Loan deals are far from one way affairs with Celtic accelerating the development of Jason Denayer and Odsonne Edouard.
Denayer returned to Manchester City as a full Belgian internationalist while Edouard’s progress at Celtic turned him into a transfer reportedly costing between £6-9m.