Latics set to sign Wolves winger

Michael Jacobs celebrates scoring for Blackpool while on loan from Wolves last season
Michael Jacobs celebrates scoring for Blackpool while on loan from Wolves last season
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WIGAN Athletic are on the verge of signing winger Michael Jacobs after having a “very good” offer accepted by Wolves.

Wanderers manager Kenny Jacket confirmed the bid after his side’s friendly against Shrewsbury on Saturday.

“We’ve accepted a bid from Wigan in League One,” he told the club’s official website.

“If that does go through, we wish him all the best and hope it goes well at his new club.”

The exact fee for Jacobs remains unknown but media sources in the Midlands report Jackett as adding it was a “very good” offer.

Latics boss Gary Caldwell has enjoyed a busy week in the transfer market with the loan arrivals of Everton duo Francisco Junior and Jonjoe Kenny as well as Reece James from Manchester United on a permanent deal.

However, there have also been the departures of Aaron Taylor-Sinclair, James Tavernier and Martyn Waghorn.

It’s expected that 23-year-old Jacobs could be a direct replacement for Waghorn, who played just off the striker during his spell at the DW Stadium.

Jacobs started his career at Northampton Town before moving to Derby Country where he played more than 40 times.

He was loaned to Wolves in November 2013, making the move permanent two months later and contributed eight goals in their League One title-winning campaign.

The winger gradually fell down the pecking order at the Midlands club last season and moved to Blackpool on loan in January where scored once in five appearances.