According to Sky Sports, Wigan Athletic’s proposed move for Jordan Hugill has fallen through. It was reported a fee was agreed with West Ham United, however, player wages were the stumbling block.
Dan, from The Football Manc Cave, looks at two other potential strikers that may interest Paul Cook…
Money, money, money. IEC has bags of it. Splash the cash on this guy and we’ll hit the play-offs. The Star reported that the Portuguese striker handed in a transfer request a couple of days ago, he must be desperate for a pie and a pint in Wigan, I can’t blame him.
Joao is a player I’ve always rated, and I never feel he gets the game time or recognition he deserves. A central defenders nightmare in my opinion, physical, strong, quick with an eye for goal. A Drogba type, just not as good. The striker scored 10 goals in 31 appearances last season, however, he played second fiddle to Steven Fletcher for the majority, and The Owls chopped and changed managers.
Wigan has real quality creative players. Michael Jacobs, Gavin Massey, Anthony Pilkington and hopefully Jamal Lowe will be joining us soon. If we could provide him with service, he would score goals. Joao also fits that ‘target man’ role that Paul Cook is presumably looking to fill.
I think we’d be priced out of a permanent move, maybe a loan would be a sensible option for all parties. I, for one, would like him at Latics. A very good Championship striker.
The Tykes will be looking to hold onto him this summer, as he’ll be needed to score the goals that’ll keep them in the league. Perhaps not a risk worth taking if it would take a £3-4 million bid, nevertheless a good striker that deserves another chance at this level.