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Deal Close: Wigan Athletic duo set to sign for Rangers

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Wigan Athletic are set to lose Martyn Waghorn and James Tavernier today as Rangers finalise deals for the players, reports HITC Sport.

Waghorn is set to join Rangers

Waghorn is set to join Rangers

Waghorn and Tavernier have failed to really kick off their careers, and have more often than not found themselves on loan at a number of sides – with them both never seeming to cement themselves in the first eleven at any club they have been at.

Both of the players are believed to be in Glasgow already at the Rangers training ground finalising deals.

The fee that has been agreed for the duo is around the £400k mark as new Rangers Manager Mark Warburton looks to add strength and depth to his squad ahead of their promotion push next campaign.

Waghorn, 25, started his career at Sunderland before moving to Leicester City back in 2010 where he struggled to make an impact and cement a regular place in the starting line up, meaning he was sent out on loan to Hull, Millwall and Wigan where he did make an impact and impressed in each of these spells, with Wigan signing him permanently in the summer of 2014 after his successful loan spell.

Tavernier, 23, began his footballing career at Leeds where he came through the youth ranks before being snapped up by Newcastle United in 2008.

Unfortunately, he was unable to make an impact with the first team and so he spent the vast majority of his career in the North East on loan making only a handful appearances before a successful spell at Rotherham where he scored five goals in their promotion success.

Wigan signed Tavernier on a permanent deal last summer but he struggled to make an impact and was sent out on loan for the second half of the season to Bristol City where he helped them gain promotion.

Both players will be good additions for Rangers next season as they make their promotion push with both players wanting to prove a point at a big club.

Mark Warburton will undoubtedly be keen to hit the ground running at Rangers, and the signing of these two players will enhance their squad ahead of the start of the Scottish Championship season.

Wigan fans, are you disappointed to lose Tavernier and Waghorn? Would they of helped you gain promotion next season? How are you feeling ahead of the new season? Is Caldwell the right man to take the club forward? Let us know your thoughts and opinions with your comments below!


My name is Luke Chapman I am a big Chelsea FC fan and I have lived and breathed football since I was old enough to comprehend it all. I have previous experience writing for local papers in the sport section with match reports and stories on local clubs and I also did Journalism at College.

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