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£125k win on Harry for Wales

The grandfather of footballer Harry Wilson has won £125,000, after Wilson made his Wales debut last night. Pete Edwards placed a bet on his grandson playing for his country one day, when the youngster was just 18 months old.

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Grandad placed bet when Harry was just 18 months old

Bookmaker William Hill says Harry Wilson's grandfather was quoted odds of 2500/1, when he visited the Wrexham branch in January 2000, to place a bet on his grandson one day playing for Wales.

His stake was £50, so after Harry came off the bench to make his Wales debut against Belgium last night, granddad Pete Edwards won £125,000.

Harry Wilson has played for Wales' junior sides, and last night became a full international. Credit: PA

Harry was just 18 months old when Mr Edwards put the bet on, having seen him kicking a ball around the living room.

Harry was snapped up by Liverpool's academy at the age of eight, and last night became Wales' youngest ever full international, at 16.

"Mr Edwards has been able to quit his job as a result of his amazing ability to spot fledgling talent earlier than almost anyone else we've ever taken a bet from", said William Hill spokesman Graham Sharpe, who accepted the bet on January 17, 2000.

"Apparently, England have also been interested in Harry, who has a grandmother born in Chester. If Roy Hodgson had snapped him up this bet would have been a loser!"

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