Harvey Elliott is set to leave Premier League champions Liverpool on loan to Blackburn Rovers, according to Paul Joyce of The Times.
Ahead of the 5pm domestic deadline, Blackburn have managed to persuade the 17-year-old to make a late move to Ewood Park.
Blackburn Rovers Close in on Liverpool Winger Harvey Elliott Ahead of Deadline
Liverpool crashed out of the Carabao Cup to Arsenal on penalties, so with first-team chances looking increasingly limited, and the arrival of the new signing of Diogo Jota from Wolves, a chance to develop in the Championship looks a great option.
Elliott moved from Fulham in 2019 and has made nine senior appearances for the Reds so far. His debut came in the fixture against MK Dons in the Carabao Cup last season.
The 17-year old youngster’s two Premier League appearances last term saw him fall short of an official winner’s medal but was given a specially-commissioned medal by manager Jurgen Klopp.
Melwood Exit Gate Open
The Anfield side are set to busy on the domestic deadline day with Elliott and several young players set to leave on loan.
Earlier, Cardiff City reportedly beat off stiff competition from Swansea City, Nottingham Forest, Derby County and Norwich City to agree to a deal to loan winger Harry Wilson.
Swansea had an offer turned down on Thursday for the Welsh winger, according to Sky Sports.
The signing of Wilson will be a real coup for Cardiff, with the 23-year-old having previously excelled in the Championship when he scored 18 goals for Derby two seasons ago.
After failing to make a permanent transfer to another Premier League side before the October 5th deadline, a move to the Championship became his only option.
Another Welsh winger to leave is Ben Woodburn, who completed a loan move to Blackpool, having previously spent time on loan at Sheffield United and Oxford United. He links up with former academy coach Neil Critchley, who is now the manager of the Tangerines.