Report: Philadelphia Union eyeing Wigan striker Andy Delort

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Wigan Athletic striker Andy Delort could be heading to MLS if reports are to believed.

Wigan Athletic striker Andy Delort is a target for the Philadelphia Union of MLS, according to L’Equipe.

Delort, 23, joined Wigan from Tours in the summer for a reported £3 million fee, but has since made just four starts in 11 Championship appearances, with no goals to his name.

The Daily Mail reported earlier this month that the Frenchman has struggled to settle in England, and is open to a move after just six months at the DW Stadium.

Tours FC president Jean-Marc Ettori told local radio station France Bleu Touraine last week that he would be interested in bringing their former star man back to the club on loan, but don't have the resources to subsidise his wages.

Delort’s options are limited in Europe after seeing minutes for the French side earlier this season, as FIFA prohibits players from appearing for three clubs that work within the same transfer window over the course of a campaign.

However, with MLS operating to a different schedule, the former Under-20 international would be able to make a move to the Union, although it remains to be seen whether a permanent deal or loan is being mooted.

This offseason has already seen two Wigan players heading to the States, with Roger Espinoza and Shaun Maloney moving to Sporting Kansas City and the Chicago Fire, respectively, while midfielder Willem Kvist has also been linked to the Union, per CBS Philly.

Delort netted a league-leading 24 goals in 38 Ligue 2 games for Tours last season, suggesting he could have a lot to offer in Philadelphia, but whether the club will be able to lure him across the Atlantic is far from certain.

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