Report: James Perch close to Wigan Athletic move

Report: Perch close to Wigan move
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A report claims that Wigan Athletic are close to signing Newcastle United midfielder James Perch.

Wigan Athletic are reportedly close to securing the signing of Newcastle United midfielder James Perch.

The 27-year-old, who can play in a variety of positions, made 38 appearances for the Magpies last season, scoring one goal in the process.

However, according to the Newcastle Chronicle, Wigan have agreed a £1m fee with Newcastle as Latics boss Owen Coyle prepares his squad for the Championship campaign ahead.

A number of Championship clubs are also reported to be monitoring proceedings.

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