HARRY WILSON’S switch from Liverpool to Fulham is actually an initial loan deal with an obligation to buy.
The Welshman, 25, completed what was initially thought to be a permanent switch from Liverpool to Craven Cottage on Saturday.
But SunSport has learned Wilson has been borrowed for a season before Fulham are obliged to buy him for £9million, provided certain likely criteria is met.
The deal could eventually rise to £12m with performance-related add-ons including winning promotion back to the Premier League.
Fulham hinted at the structure of the deal in their statement announcing Wilson’s capture – along with former Spurs keeper Paulo Gazzaniga – with the word 'could'.
A Cottagers website article read: “Wilson signs from Liverpool on a deal that could see the player remain at Craven Cottage until the summer of 2026."
Upon arriving at his new club, Wilson told their official website: "I'm delighted to sign for Fulham.
The ambition of the club to get back into the Premier League appealed to me as that's where we all want to be
"From my first chat with the gaffer on the phone, I loved what he was saying and felt that he understood me as a player, and that played a massive role in me coming here.
"The ambition of the club to get back into the Premier League appealed to me as that's where we all want to be. I'm hoping I can come here, have a good season and help get the club back into the Premier League."
The West Londoners are gearing up for their return to the Championship under Marco Silva.
They stepped up their preparations with a friendly against Southampton this weekend.
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The Premier League side, with the oddly dressed Ralph Hasenhuttl on the touchline, took the lead through a Shane Long tap-in.
But Fulham were able to level 11 minutes from time, after being awarded a penalty when Anthony Knockaert was fouled by Moussa Djenepo.
Neeskens Kebano stepped up to tuck away the spot kick to ensure the match finished all square.
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