Darron and Darren set their sights on Wigan Athletic

Darron Gibson has emerged as an unlikely figure in the Wigan Athletic takeover tussle - alongside another VERY familiar face from the past.

Wednesday, 27th January 2021, 9:54 pm
Darron Gibson

The former Manchester United and Ireland midfielder - who played for Latics in the 2017/18 campaign - is part of a fresh bid to take control at the DW Stadium.

Gibson, 33, is still currently playing at League Two outfit Salford, which may potentially provide something of a conflict of interest further down the line.

But the bid - as first reported by the Athletic - is being taken seriously, and is challenging the Bahrain-based businessmen who had looked to be the latest frontrunners.

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The presence of another Latics old-boy could also tip the balance in their favour.

Wigan Today understands Gibson's group also involves ex-Latics chairman Darren Royle - who it was recently announced had officially left the club.

Royle had previously been involved at the start of the process in a consortium including former Manchester City defender Ray Ranson.

Despite coming close to a deal before the Spanish bidders were granted exclusivity, Ranson did not follow up his interest when the process was opened back up earlier this month.

But Royle has been desperate all along to be part of something that helps Latics get back on their feet after the shocking events of last summer - and is believed to be back for another go.

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