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Wigan Confirm Town Scotland Bid Accepted
Wigan Confirm Town Scotland Bid Accepted
Thursday, 12th Aug 2010 10:37

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has confirmed that his club has accepted an offer from Town for striker Jason Scotland. However, the Spaniard says there are other Championship sides also interested in the Trinidad and Tobago international.

Martinez said: “There has been a bid accepted from Ipswich but another two Championship clubs have asked about Jason. Jason will make a decision in the next 24 hours and we will take it from there.

"It is a situation where it has been quite public the desire to take Jason; we are going to assess it and see what is best for Wigan and Jason.

"As it is, it is a bit in the air, but unless a deal is finalised he will be in the squad [at the weekend].

"Conversations have been happening and they will continue today but they won't go any further than tomorrow.

"Tomorrow, before the big game, we need to know what Jason needs. If he is staying here he will be involved in the squad, if not we will wish him the very best because, even though it was a frustrating season in the goalscoring department, he played a massive part in our aim of retaining Premier League status. We will assess it over the next 24 hours."

The Blues are understood to have made a £750,000 offer for the 31-year-old ex-Swansea and Dundee United man.

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Karlosfandangal added 10:44 - Aug 12
Lets get the deal done as today lets not get him on the cheap
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Karlosfandangal added 10:47 - Aug 12
Lets get the deal done today lets not try and get him on the cheap, by hagling on thousand quid here or there and lose out on him.
The goal is 78 million pound wind fall min.

But if he wants 25k a week forget the deal and move on.
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Tillz9 added 10:49 - Aug 12
I can see this dragging on and us losing out to another team. Hope not though !!
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bluebudge1 added 11:05 - Aug 12
I see that two more championship teams are after him so come on Evans & Clegg pull your fingers out before its to late,
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OnlyOneSirBobby added 11:09 - Aug 12
sounds like we've got the first shot at him, heres hoping we can agree to terms today before the other two clubs get any further then just asking about him!! although if he wants too much money, move on to our next target....whilst that would be frustrating, it seems we have had our hands tied this summer a bit due to big wages, we don't want to go down that road again
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Karlosfandangal added 11:14 - Aug 12
See Stoke have spent 8m on Jones from Sunderland. Stoke are in talks with Loic Remy from Nice valued a 10m Really cant see them stuping up another 3M for Walters.
Lets hope he stays will be good for us
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tractorboyz82 added 11:19 - Aug 12
do we realy want to pull out all stops for a 31 year old who will be on good money.
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Back_The_Boss added 11:23 - Aug 12
Good player, but it's not finalised just yet.
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Seasonticketsteve added 11:23 - Aug 12
Who else realistically in the Championship could afford Scotland other than us?

QPR-maybe???
Burnley? Maybe, have enough strikers though.
Leicester-maybe?
Forest-have enough strikers as well.
Bristol City-enough money?

I think Wigan are just trying to push through a deal and are bluffing if im honest, I am VERY confident Scotland will be a Town player in the next week pending personal terms. I have been wrong before though!
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jas0999 added 11:26 - Aug 12
We need to act now and sign the guy up!
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corshamblue added 11:33 - Aug 12
If the deal isn't right, move on. Can't say he's a 'Sign at any cost' so I'm not fussed either way. They'll be better on offer in the coming months and with Priskin showing some form at last why rush into a expensive contract and screw the club over?

Do we want someone who's not sure about signing anyway?????
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robdaful added 11:44 - Aug 12
I have a feeling he will take a wage cut as he can't of been on much at Swansea.

Hope he signs if everything is ok eg wages. It would be better to get him in before Saturday.
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tom_the_blue added 12:06 - Aug 12
One of very few players who have scored goals consistently at this level. Has a much better record than Chopra, and is cheaper. Get him signed Cleggy!!!
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SiBo added 12:58 - Aug 12
Go for it! Strong, quick and knows where the net is... At 31 he should be in his prime. A better option than Chopra in my opinion.
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RetroBlue added 13:51 - Aug 12
I ve just heard that he's actually signed for us , on sky sports news or something , but nothing on websites....anyone else heard anything about this ?
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bluewarrior added 13:52 - Aug 12
The other clubs are apparently Burnley and Swansea....you can make your own assumptions from that. Even though there is an obvious connection with Swansea, I doubt that they can afford the wages and Burnley appear top heavy with strikers so hopefully we are in pole position.....
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bluelady added 14:00 - Aug 12
just heard he was with town finalising terms and undergowing a medical :-) happy days if true!
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