Any Delort has only made four appearances for Wigan Atheltic this season and the French striker wants out ASAP.
Wigan Athletic striker Andy Delort has one wish for the New Year, and that’s to get out of the Lancashire club as soon as possible. However, there are a few restrictions stopping the forward being spoiled with options.
The 23-year-old started the season with Ligue 2 side Tours FC, playing just 144 minutes over two games before moving to the Latics, and it is that two hour period that will hamper his exit.
According to Article 5 of the Regulations for the Status and Transfer of Players, the player won’t be allowed to join a team in France, either on loan or a permanent move.
Ligue 1 side Lille had apparently shown interest in the forward that scored 24 goals in Ligue 2 for Tours last season, but any move to France would have to wait until next season.
Speaking to weekly magazine France Football, it was clear that Delort wasn’t willing to wait that long.
“We have to find a solution and leave quickly”
The player could return to Tours on loan, but that doesn’t seem like an option that Delort wants to take.
“I have the right to be paid at an English club. If a French club buys me, it’s for next season. I can be loaned to Tours for six month. In France, it is only there where I can play. I don’t really like that situation. I do not think I deserve that.”
Delort is still young and has time to get his career in track. There is the option to be loaned to another English team, and that’s something the player would be keen on trying.
“I hope I can score goals in any league in the world. If I have to leave England, ok, but I will. Why not be loaned to another club and see if it goes well.”
Charlton have been linked, but with their move to sign Tony Watt from Celtic, it is unlikely they will want to move for another striker.
Delort has only made four appearances this season, and it doesn’t look like he is in Malky Mackay’s plans either. It would be better for all parties if the Frenchman was allowed to play elsewhere as soon as possible.