Wigan Athletic remain keen on signing Leicester City left-back Callum Elder, according to the Australian FourFourTwo.

The 23-year-old Australian-born defender spent last season on loan at Wigan in League One and helped them win the title. The Latics’ boss, Paul Cook, is now eager to bring him to the club on a permanent basis.

Elder could leave Leicester this summer for the right price as he is down the pecking order for their left-back position. He impressed with Wigan in the last campaign and would be a very astute signing for them.

Wigan are currently looking to further bolster their squad ahead of their upcoming Championship campaign. They have so far signed Christian Walton again on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion, Kal Naismith from Portsmouth and Leonardo Da Silva Lopes from Peterborough United.

Callum Elder could be one of the next through the entrance door at the DW Stadium. He started his career in Australia with Manly United before moving to England aged 16 to sign for Leicester City. The former Australia Under-20 international has spent the majority of his time in England out on loan from the Foxes.

In fact, he has spent the past five seasons out on loan at Mansfield Town, Peterborough United, Brentford, Barnsley and the Latics. Elder has racked up 68 games during these spells.

Callum Elder should make the move away from Leicester and play regular first-team football instead of waiting for it in the Premier League. He would be a very shrewd signing by Wigan and this is one they should work hard to get done.


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