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30 January 2017

Club ‘extremely disappointed’ following transfer request

  • Wigan Athletic reject several bids for Yanic Wildschut.
  • Club “disappointed” after Yanic Wildschut hands in transfer request.
  • ‘This is not the way to repay the faith we have shown in him ’ - David Sharpe
Wigan Athletic can confirm that Yanic Wildschut has handed in a transfer request following a succession of bids from two rival Sky Bet Championship clubs over the weekend and again today. 

Chairman David Sharpe says: “We made a significant commitment in signing Yanic this time last year and he has clearly thrived at our club and we feel this action from him now is inappropriate and very disappointing at such a crucial point of the season. 

“This is not the way to repay the faith we have shown in him. I’ve always had a good relationship with Yanic and I feel he has let the club, his team mates and our supporters down by taking this action.

“Yanic is a very important player to us and we do not have a desire to sell our best players.
“That said, every player has a value and we will not be put under pressure to sell a player for less than our valuation. 

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