Further insight into Wigan Athletic’s pursuit of Sunderland’s Bailey Wright revealed by Alan Nixon
Wigan Athletic are eyeing Sunderland’s Bailey Wright ‘once terms are sorted’, reports The Sun on Sunday (25.07.21, pg. 62).
Wright, 28, has recently been linked with a move to League One rivals Wigan Athletic.
Now, Alan Nixon writes in The Sun on Sunday that the Australian centre-back ‘may fancy’ the move should he get the ‘right length contract’ – though no more insight into the length of Wright’s preferred contract is revealed.
Wright featured 35 times in League One for the Black Cats last season, scoring twice in what was his first full season with the club after leaving Bristol City during the 2019/20 campaign.
Wigan have already seen one Sunderland make the switch this summer as well – Charlie Wyke joined the club on a free transfer following his release from Sunderland, with the Latics quietly putting together a strong summer transfer window.
As for Sunderland, they really need to see some more names through the door. Lee Johnson has welcomed in the likes of Callum Doyle, Alex Pritchard and Corry Evans who all seem like shrewd signings but more are needed, and Johnson can’t afford too many more outgoings either.