Latics bid for Paterson rejected by Hearts

Callum Paterson
Callum Paterson

Hearts have reportedly rejected a third bid from Wigan Athletic for full-back Callum Paterson. The Scotland full-back remains a Tynecastle player with the summer transfer window due to close tonight.

According to the Edinburgh Evening News, Wigan failed with two offers for the 21-year-old earlier this month. Their latest proposal was submitted yesterday but still fell way short of Hearts’ £1m valuation.

Paterson is in the final year of his contract and does not intend to sign an extension. Hearts would be entitled to a development fee of between £350,000 and £400,000 even if he leaves when his deal expires next summer.

As such, the Edinburgh club will continue to play Paterson as his contract runs down.