Report: Wigan make £5m bid for Southampton's Sam Gallagher

Sam Gallagher during a Southampton FC training session at the Staplewood Campus, on October 15, 2018 in Southampton, England.

Southampton striker Sam Gallagher is reportedly attracting plenty of attention in the Championship.

Sam Gallagher during a Southampton FC training session at the Staplewood Campus, on October 15, 2018 in Southampton, England.

According to a report from The Sun on Sunday (7/7; page 61), Wigan have bid £5 million for Southampton striker Sam Gallagher, who is keen to return to Blackburn Rovers this summer.

Despite enduring a frustrating campaign in which he only made a handful of appearances for the Saints, Gallagher is attracting a lot of attention this summer, with Brentford joining the Latics and Tony Mowbray's men in the running for his signature.

 

However, The Sun on Sunday (7/7; page 61) reports that Wigan have looked to steal a march on their rivals by making an offer for the 23-year-old, with Blackburn and the Bees both reportedly needing to sell to fund a move.

The report adds however, that Gallagher's preference would be to return to Ewood Park following a previous loan spell with Rovers, during which he scored 11 league goals.

Wigan Athletic's manager Paul Cook during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Bolton Wanderers at DW Stadium on March 16, 2019 in Wigan, England.

Blackburn may need to act quickly if they want the striker as it would arguably not be a huge surprise if Southampton were willing to accept Wigan's £5 million bid.

As talented as the forward is, he is likely to struggle for game-time with Ralph Hasenhuttl's men if he sticks around next season, especially with Che Adams arriving at St Mary's off the back of an outstanding season in the Championship.

Sam Gallagher of during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Southampton FC at The King Power Stadium on January 12, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom.

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