Leeds United defender next on Wigan Athletic's hitlist

Wigan Athletic are understood to be closing in on the capture of Leeds United left-back Tom Pearce.

Wednesday, 7th August 2019, 9:47 pm
Updated Wednesday, 7th August 2019, 10:47 pm
Tom Pearce

The 21-year-old, who hails from Ormskirk, was expected to join Championship rivals Barnsley ahead of Thursday's 5pm deadline.

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But Latics have jumped to the head of the queue for the defender, who joined Leeds in 2014 after being released by Everton as a 16-year-old.

Pearce, who has represented England at Under-20 and Under-21 level, spent the second half of last term on loan with League One Scunthorpe.

He would provide competition at Latics for Antonee Robinson, who was a team-mate throughout the Everton youth ranks.