It’s becoming even more likely now that Jason Scotland will team up again with Roberto Martinez and join Wigan Athletic.
The Latics have an official undisclosed bid for our top goalscorer and yesterday I guessed it would be £1.5m with more money in add-ons, I know anyone can guess but that’s also the value that the Evening Post are reporting today.
|“He won’t cut it in the Premeirship, he’s not fit enough.”|
Scotland has expressed a desire to leave the Swans as he is looking for an opportunity to play in the Premiership, and at 30 years of age, he won’t get a better chance than now to play against the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea before he retires.
While nothing is official at the moment, you’d have to be to a big optimist to think that Scotland will still be at the Liberty Stadium next season.
All the signs now suggest that he’ll be moving to the DW Stadium. Huw Jenkins has a bid from the Latics worth considering this week, plus surely it’s more than just a coincidence why he’s stayed in the country and avoided flying out to the Portugal training camp.
Speaking to Wales Online, you somewhat get the feeling that chairman Huw Jenkins is conceding Scotland’s imminent departure:
“We have always said we won`t be bullied into letting our players go,”
“But I suppose, as things stand, it`s very difficult to see Jason staying.
“Ultimately, he is still contracted to Swansea City though.
“And we have always said our players will only leave when the deal is right for us.
“We have received a formal offer from Wigan for Jason. We will consider the contents of the offer and respond accordingly within the next few days.
“We will speak to Wigan and talk things through. I won`t give any indication of the fee, but I can say it is worth considering.”
Swansea City are also still waiting for news of new signings but with a new manager in place, he will want to assess his squad before deciding what kind of players to add to the team.
“It`s bound to be quiet in that sense with a new manager coming in,”
“Paulo is still going through the process of looking at what he has got before rushing in to buying reinforcements.
“I know he has ideas and we will look at them. But, if we bring players in, they have to be right for the club and we need to take our time.”
“Any money we receive into the club, whether it is for Jason or another player, will be used for developing the club.
“That`s not just limited to the playing staff, though.”