Yanic's let us all down - Sharpe

Wigan Athletic chairman David Sharpe has hit out at Yanic Wildshut after the Dutch winger put in a transfer request to try to force a move ahead of the transfer deadline.

Monday, 30th January 2017, 9:43 pm
Updated Monday, 30th January 2017, 10:46 pm
Yanic Wildschut

Championship promotion-chasers Norwich and Derby have had a succession of bids - the highest understood to be in the region of £6million - rejected for a player for whom Latics paid only £1million from Middlesbrough 12 months ago.

And while Latics insist they ‘do not have a desire to sell our best players’, Sharpe feels the time has come to let the fans know the full story.

“We made a significant commitment in signing Yanic this time last year, and he has clearly thrived at our club,” said Sharpe.

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“We feel this action from him now is inappropriate and very disappointing at such a crucial point of the season.

“This is not the way to repay the faith we have shown in him.

“I’ve always had a good relationship with Yanic, and I feel he has let down the club, his team-mates and our supporters by taking this action.

“Yanic is a very important player to us, and we do not have a desire to sell our best players.

“That said, every player has a value, and we will not be put under pressure to sell a player for less than our valuation.”