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Scotland Moves Closer To Joining Wigan

It's becoming even more likely now that Jason Scotland will team up again with Roberto Martinez and join Wigan Athletic.

The Latics have an official undisclosed bid for our top goalscorer and yesterday I guessed it would be 1.5m with more money in add-ons, I know anyone can guess but that's also the value that the Evening Post are reporting today.

by phillip
"He won't cut it in the Premeirship, he's not fit enough."
Scotland has expressed a desire to leave the Swans as he is looking for an opportunity to play in the Premiership, and at 30 years of age, he won't get a better chance than now to play against the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea before he retires.

While nothing is official at the moment, you'd have to be to a big optimist to think that Scotland will still be at the Liberty Stadium next season.

All the signs now suggest that he'll be moving to the DW Stadium. Huw Jenkins has a bid from the Latics worth considering this week, plus surely it's more than just a coincidence why he's stayed in the country and avoided flying out to the Portugal training camp.

Speaking to Wales Online, you somewhat get the feeling that chairman Huw Jenkins is conceding Scotland's imminent departure:

"We have always said we won`t be bullied into letting our players go,"

"But I suppose, as things stand, it`s very difficult to see Jason staying.

"Ultimately, he is still contracted to Swansea City though.

"And we have always said our players will only leave when the deal is right for us.

"We have received a formal offer from Wigan for Jason. We will consider the contents of the offer and respond accordingly within the next few days.

"We will speak to Wigan and talk things through. I won`t give any indication of the fee, but I can say it is worth considering."


Swansea City are also still waiting for news of new signings but with a new manager in place, he will want to assess his squad before deciding what kind of players to add to the team.

Jenkins added:

"It`s bound to be quiet in that sense with a new manager coming in,"

"Paulo is still going through the process of looking at what he has got before rushing in to buying reinforcements.

"I know he has ideas and we will look at them. But, if we bring players in, they have to be right for the club and we need to take our time."

"Any money we receive into the club, whether it is for Jason or another player, will be used for developing the club.

"That`s not just limited to the playing staff, though."




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Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 8 2009

Time: 12:23PM

Your Comments

Will he make the step up though?
worbo
I doubt it worbo
GThomas
I'd want a much better striker than Scotland if I was a Wigan fan
GThomas
Cheers for that...but if the fee is only the reported 1.5 mil you cant get much in the Prem for that these days. I suppose like they say you get what you pay
worbo
It's hard to say really, it wouldn't surprise either way if he did well or not in the Premiership for you. The thing with Scotland though is that he's very lazy which frustrated a lot of Swans fans, his first touch is very poor and his close control and skill is also lacking. But he's got a phenomenal shot on him with either foot and if he's got a hard in and around the box he's usually on target. He'll score goals but little else in terms of contributing to the team. He could play rubbish in a lot of games but score the valuable goals.
KevinE
While he may be a great Championship/Div1 player who says he can do anything in the Premiership? Also to use add-ons based on goals scored and such I think is simply going to mean we get considerably less that he's worth to us. RM knows his abilities, he should pay the asking price and not mess us about. Any chance in getting Trundle back then?
OriginalXOR
I think we should keep him and ignore the transfer fee being offered. Ok 2mil or whatever is a good fee for a 31 year old but think, gomez, scotland and bodde scored the best part of 40 odd goals for us last season, gomez has gone and bodde lookis like he may go. So stuff the money he is our player, we dont have to let him go cos he wants to. I quite like the sound of him and dobbie up front next season, and we certainly need someone to plug the 20 or so goals wel miss from gomez and bodde. who knows with him and dobbie together and a couple of new players getting contributing, we could be there or thereabouts agaon next year.
peteo
Gomez has gone. and I expect Scotland and Bodde to go in the next couple of weeks. I am sure that 3 members of our squad will equal the goals scored by the above 3 mentioned.
willow
are u having a laugh willow???!! which 3 members of the squad do u think will be able to do that lol?, have u actually watches the swans this year??!
peteo
Stephen Dobbie, Gorka Pintado and Ferrie Bodde (he could stay til January) or a new signing if he doesn't
GThomas
Remember folks you can also join in the debate on the Message Forum
KevinE
 

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