Report: West Brom make approach for Callum McManaman

The Wigan Evening Post claims that West Bromwich Albion have tabled a bid for Wigan Athletic winger Callum McManaman.

The Wigan Evening Post claims that Premier League side West Bromwich Albion have tabled a bid for Wigan Athletic's Callum McManaman.

It is reported that an offer of £4 million from the Baggies falls short of the Latics' valuation.

The Championship outfit consider the winger to be worth considerably more, with it speculated that they are looking for a fee closer to £5 million.

It is also claimed that West Brom are not the only side to have expressed an interest in McManaman, with Hull City, Queens Park Rangers and Bournemouth also said to be keen.

It could be that a scramble for the 23-year-old is now sparked, with all of the clubs mentioned above in the market for creative talent.

McManaman certainly falls into that category, but Wigan boss Malky Mackay has warned that he will not come cheap.

He told the Wigan Evening Post after Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Blackburn Rovers: “Lots of clubs have come in asking whether we’d swap him for someone on loan, but that’s ridiculous. It would take an awful lot of money for Callum to leave this football club. That would be a board decision.”

  GoalsTotal Scoring AttTotal Att AssistAccurate CrossTotal ContestAppearancesMins Played
Callum McManaman 5 30 14 14 91 22 1,408

FA Cup winner McManaman is tied to a long-term contract at the DW Stadium which is due to run until 2017.

Wigan are therefore under no pressure to cash in and can force their asking price up in a seller’s market.

They will be hoping that one of their most prized assets can be retained, with it likely that they will look to move others out as they approach the end of their respective deals.

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