Report: Leeds United player's sale progresses, fee agreed, personal terms being discussed

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Jason Pearce is edging towards a Leeds United exit.

The sale of Leeds United captain Jason Pearce is edging nearer, report The BBC.

They claim: "Jason Pearce is set to join Championship strugglers Wigan Athletic for an undisclosed fee. BBC Radio Leeds understands the 27-year-old is close to agreeing personal terms with the Latics."

Earlier today The Mail reported that Wigan were eyeing a double swoop for Pearce and Rodolph Austin, whose contract expires this summer, but the BBC report does not mention the Jamaican midfielder.

Pearce is the Leeds captain, but has been out of favour at the club lately, displaced by Liam Cooper who has also being handed his armband.

Prior to Cooper having the captaincy, left-back Stephen Warnock had been leading the side out when Pearce was left on the sidelines, but he too was surprisingly sold to Derby County earlier this month.

Leeds signed former Leicester City defender Sol Bamba on loan from Italian side Palermo last week, hampering Pearce's task of making his way back into the first team.

Wigan currently sit in the relegation zone, eight points away from safety, and Pearce's current side Leeds.

Letting him go is not as controversial as the decision may have been seen as earlier in the season, but allowing him to go to a relegation rival could sit uncomfortably with some fans, unless Leeds can quickly pull themselves out of the battle and move up the table.

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