Wigan Athletic closing in on Everton ace

Wigan Athletic are locked in talks with Everton to bring in midfielder Joe Williams.

Tuesday, 30th July 2019, 12:06 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th July 2019, 1:06 pm
Joe Williams

The 22-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Bolton, has been made available by the Toffees.

And Paul Cook is hopeful of organising a swift reunion with Antonee Robinson, who moved from Goodison Park to the DW earlier this month.

Robinson is one of only three signings Latics have made this summer – along with David Marshall and Lewis Macleod – with just over a week to go before next Thursday’s transfer deadline.

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Joe Williams

It’s understood Latics are at the head of the queue for Williams, who would provide midfield competition for Macleod, Lee Evans and skipper Sam Morsy.

Williams – an England Under-20 international – has been with Everton since the age of seven, although he has yet to make a first-team appearance for the club.

Prior to last season’s loan at Bolton, he spent the 2017-18 campaign with Barnsley, where he scored his solitary senior goal.