Report: Celtic rivalling Rangers in Harry Wilson race

Glasgow Rangers are hoping to bring Harry Wilson to Ibrox this summer, but Steven Gerrard may be facing a fight he potentially would prefer to avoid.

Harry Wilson of Hull City runs with the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday at KCOM Stadium on April 14, 2018 in Hull, England.

According to a report from TalkSport, Celtic have joined Rangers in the race to sign Harry Wilson this summer, with Brendan Rodgers hoping to beat Steven Gerrard to the exciting winger's signature.

TalkSport reports that Gerrard is keen to bring Wilson to Ibrox on a season-long loan deal ahead of his first season in charge of the Gers. The Light Blues boss would have known the 21-year-old from his time working with the academy and is bound to have been impressed by his loan spell with Hull City last season.

Steven Gerrard is unveiled as the new manager of Rangers football Club at Ibrox Stadium on May 4, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Wilson finished the campaign with seven goals and four assists in just 13 Championship appearances. It would appear to be a major coup for the Gers to get him in for the year. However, their bitter rivals are hoping to throw a major spanner in the works.

According to TalkSport, Rodgers has attempted to bring Wilson to Parkhead previously and is now hoping to lure him to the Scottish Premiership with a fresh bid. Like Gerrard, Rodgers knows all about the youngster from his time with the Reds.

Celtic have not added to their wide options in the market this summer, but Lewis Morgan has arrived following his January move and Jonny Hayes is fighting to get back in contention after a nightmare first season that was plagued by injury. 

Brendan Rodgers, manager of Celtic looks on ahead of the Scottish Cup Final between Motherwell and Celtic at Hampden Park on May 19, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Nevertheless, Rodgers may be keen to sign an attacker who brings the kind of wow factor that the Hoops have perhaps lost since Patrick Roberts' loan ended. Wilson's record certainly suggests that he would provide that, and potentially beating Rangers to his signature would be a superb statement for Celtic to make ahead of the season.

Similarly however, the Gers should look at Celtic joining the race as a potential opportunity for Gerrard's men to build on the momentum that they have already gained during the opening weeks of the window. 

Few early assessments regarding a potential title race are likely to be made before Rangers travel to Celtic in September for the first Old Firm meeting of the season, but if either Rodgers or Gerrard win the race for Wilson, that would undoubtedly be a fantastic way for one of the teams to strike a very early blow. 

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