Wigan have had an offer for Brentford star Adam Forshaw accepted.
Uwe Rosler has been working hard all summer to bring the former Everton youngster to The DW stadium and he now looks to have got his man. Wigan have had two previous bids rejected for the midfielder, who handed in a transfer request, but it proved to be third time lucky for The Latics as they aim to turn around a frustrating start to the season.
Forshaw could also provide a clear route to another drawn out transfer; James McCarthur has been the subject of two bids from Premier League new boys Burnley. Forshaw has made exactly 100 appearances for Brentford in which he has scored 11 and assisted 12 and this record certainly shows why Rosler was so eager to capture the 22 year old who he used to manage in League 1.
Brentford themselves will now have to contend with losing a second huge star of the window after target man Clayton Donaldson also moved on to Birmingham Cityat the end of last season. Despite this Mark Warburton has strengthened his squad and Brentford have made it clear that it was the player mentality that forced the move and not finances, a statement on the Brentford site says:
“Brentford did not need to sell Adam and we will not be dictated to by any individual or potential buying club in such situations.
“Why was Adam not considered for games thus far? Again, as we have clearly stated, we will only look to players who are absolutely committed to the Brentford cause and such events can only distract a young player and negatively impact his contribution.
“Now that this matter is near conclusion, I would like to wish Adam all the very best for his career and to thank him for his outstanding efforts over the last two years.”
Wigan currently sit three places below Brentford in the league but you shouldn’t rule them out of a promotion push just yet. As for Brentford they have started the season well without Forshaw’s inclusion and will look to continue the trend.