It does now appear that Wigan are well an truly starting to enter the transfer market this summer, and with it looking like we will beat several clubs to sign our defender (Ivan Ramis). It now looks like we will beat another host of clubs to midfielder Fraser Fyvie. The 19-year old is one of the hot young talents coming out of Scottish football and Roberto Martinez is honing in on making Fraser his fifth signing from the SPL (the two James, Gary Caldwell and Conor Sammon being the other four).
So how reliable are the sources? Well it started with Sky Sports yesterday, and well everyone seems to be saying the same thing. Wigan lead the chase and the two clubs (Aberdeen being the other) are now looked in negotiations for the transfer of the player. With only one year to go we could get a bargain price for a player who has plenty of room to develop.
The players manger at Aberdeen (Craig Brown) has said that Fraser will remain part of his plans for at least the first half of the season, and that any offers for the player would have to leave the club unable to refuse them. Yet they are playing a dangerous game as clubs could wait a year and get the player on a free, however development cost must be paied by the players new team.
The player himself is well aware that clubs are looking at him, and has spoke of his desire to move on and continue to develop his footballing career.
"I need to go to progress my career,"
"I feel it's the right time for me to try my luck elsewhere and see what happens.
"I may be taking a big gamble, but sometimes you have to take a risk. I feel I want to go and challenge myself."
Source: Sky Sports
Wigan certainty wouldn't be a big risk, especially with Martinez at the helm who is an expert on brining players on and developing them into top player (just look at Victor Moses and James McCarthy).