ONE OF North Wales’ finest footballing talents completed a loan move to an English Football League Championship side on transfer deadline day.

Harry Wilson, who was born in Wrexham and grew up in Corwen, has made the temporary switch from parent club Liverpool to Cardiff City.

Swansea had a loan offer turned down on Thursday but the Bluebirds agreed a £1.2m loan fee with the Premier League champions for the 23-year-old winger.

Wilson had his first senior start for Liverpool against Arsenal in the Carabao Cup earlier this month after being with the club since 2015, but having spent several seasons out on loan.

Speaking to Cardiff City’s club website following the move, Wilson said: “I’m looking forward to getting started here. We had a few clubs enquire about me but as soon as I heard Cardiff were interested it was a place I wanted to come.”

Wilson’s skills have been showcased whilst out on loan over the past few season.

A short stay at Crewe Alexandra in 2015, was followed by two highly-successful spells at Hull City and Derby County respectively, where he hit 22 goals in 53 league appearances during his time with both clubs.

Last season, Wilson was finally given the chance to show what he could do in the English Premier League and, despite his loan club Bournemouth being relegated, he caught the eye once more, scoring seven goals - including one stunning free kick against Manchester City.

He has scored three times in the 17 caps he’s earned for Wales since he became the country’s youngest ever player by coming on as a substitute against Belgium on October 15, 2013, aged just 16 years and 207 days old.