Cheltenham Town are looking to land Wigan Athletic goalkeeper Owen Evans, according to Sun journalist Alan Nixon (tweet below).
Macclesfield. Losing keeper Evans. Cheltenham looking to pounce. Been on loan from Wigan. Finding a new home. Blow for Macc.
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) January 9, 2020
The highly-rated shot stopper has impressed on loan at Macclesfield Town during the first half of this season but has seen his time at the Moss Rose cut short now.
Evans, who is 23 years old, is now a key target for fellow League Two side Cheltenham who are in the hunt for a new goalkeeper in this transfer window.
The Wales Under-21 international is currently down the pecking order at Championship side Wigan but is being tipped to be in contention for their number one spot in the next campaign.
He will spend the rest of the campaign out on loan to get more game time under his belt before returning to the DW Stadium in the summer.
Evans was born in Newport and started his career at Hereford United before being snapped up by the Latics as a youngster in 2014. He made his professional debut for the North-West outfit against Blackpool in an EFL Cup tie two seasons ago.
The ‘keeper has spent plenty of time out on loan from Wigan in his five years at the club, having enjoyed stints with the likes of Witton Albion, Rhyl, North Ferriby United, Sutton United and Macclesfield.
Evans would be a shrewd coup by Cheltenham but his departure is a huge blow for the Silkmen. The Cheshire side are currently struggling at the bottom end of the fourth tier.