Wigan look to beat Portsmouth to Remie Streete

Portsmouth manager Paul Cook

HITC Sport understands Wigan are eyeing a move for the defender after his Port Vale release.

Portsmouth manager Paul CookNew Wigan manager Paul Cook

Wigan Athletic are lining up a move for free agent defender Remie Streete, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Streete is a free agent after leaving Port Vale at the end of the season following their relegation from League One.

The 22-year-old was one of Port Vale's shining lights this season despite their relegation to League Two, making 42 appearances in all competitions and scoring six goals.

Rangers' Remie Streete (R) leaves the pitch as he is substituted after sustaining an injuryRemie Streete at Rangers

A number of clubs are believed to have expressed an interest in the talented central defender, but now Wigan are planning a move for the former Newcastle United youngster.

New Wigan boss Paul Cook has been monitoring Streete's situation for some time and was lining up a move to bring the defender to Portsmouth this summer, but now Cook has left Fratton Park for Wigan he is exploring a move to bring Streete to the DW Stadium too.

Streete has impressed at Port Vale since joining the club from Newcastle in 2015 and is regarded as one of the best young defenders in the Football League.

Cook is expected to be busy in the transfer market this summer as he looks to reshape the squad at Wigan following their relegation from the Championship and he sees Streete as a key addition to his plans.

Portsmouth manager Paul CookPaul Cook at Portsmouth

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