Wigan Athletic transfer news: Two Latics starlets linked with moves as Leeds United, Celtic, Rangers and Tottenham circle
Wigan Athletic return to League One action on Saturday – but there is plenty of transfer gossip swirling around the internet.
The Latics will face managerless Fleetwood Town at the DW Stadium in a 3pm kick-off.
In a transfer blow, Tom James has joined Salford City for the rest of the campaign.
The news comes after Wigan were unable to extend his loan deal from Hibernian.
But he has decided to drop down a division after agreeing terms with Salford, who are part-owned by members Manchester United’s ‘Class of 92’.
“Tom’s a very good footballer, composed, technically very good and that’s what I think he will bring to the team," said City manager Richie Wellens.
“I’ve been aware of him for three or four years now.
"I tried to sign him when he was leaving Yeovil but he agreed to join West Brom, that fell through but I kept tabs on his progress, he moved to Hibs and has been on loan at Wigan.
“We’ve brought him in as a right back but we’re very aware that he can play as effectively on the left if required too.
"The two signings we’ve made – Robbie Gotts can play in three or four positions and Tom who’s played right back, he covered at centre-back at the weekend – they can cover multiple positions which is something we’ve needed.”
The right-back scored four times in 24 appearances for Latics, who desperately wanted to keep him at the DW.
Here’s a round-up of some of the other transfer rumours involving Wigan Athletic and their rivals this morning: