West Bromwich Albion are closing in on their first summer signing after their £1.5m bid for Wigan’s James McClean was accepted, according to the Belfast Telegraph.
The Baggies will now discuss personal terms with the Republic of Ireland international, whilst the player will travel to the Midlands to undergo a medical.
Wigan are keen to sell some of their prized assets following their relegation from the Championship and it is thought that the money raised from this transfer will be handed straight to boss Gary Caldwell to reinvest in the squad.
The 26-year-old, who played under three managers at the DW Stadium last season, scored six goals in 36 appearances during the campaign.
Albion boss Tony Pulis has identified the need to strengthen in the wide areas to try and improve on last season’s 13th placed Premier League finish.
McClean will become the second Wigan winger to move to the Hawthorns this year following Callum McManaman’s move back in Januray.
Wigan fans… How much of a blow will the loss of McClean be?