Wigan Athletic forward Callum Lang is expected to leave the League One side this summer, with Championship side Huddersfield Town in the running to sign him, according to journalist Alan Nixon.
The 24-year-old had a difficult 2022/23 campaign for Wigan Athletic but as a result of their relegation, he appears to be exit bound this summer, creating a potential transfer battle for his signature.
Who is Callum Lang?
The forward began his career with Wigan Athletic, after rising through the club’s academy setup. Throughout his time with the club, Lang has made a series of loan departures, all helping him to gain experience and consistency in the first-team scene.
Last season, Lang made 35 Championship appearances for the club, scoring once and assisting a further four goals. He also featured in two additional cup matches but failed to contribute to a goal.
A tough start
At the time of writing, Wigan Athletic will begin the 2023/24 League One season, at the bottom of the division, starting on minus eight points.
With several players either departed or set to depart, the club will face a tough campaign in the third tier next season, even despite their takeover. Although, the club have had their transfer embargo lifted.
What’s been said?
According to Alan Nixon’s Patreon page, Lang is expected to leave the club this summer and Neil Warnock is trying to do a deal to bring him to Huddersfield Town.
Nixon’s report also confirms that no fee has been agreed but the Championship side is looking at ways to settle compensation without exploring a way to sign him for free.
I am a big fan of Callum Lang and I think he’d be a huge loss to Wigan Athletic if he was to depart the club. However, with Huddersfield’s Josh Koroma facing an uncertain future, Lang could be the replacement.
I also believe this would be an excellent signing for Huddersfield Town if they can get the deal over the line this summer, without allowing the deal to get complicated.