According to reports from reputable journalist Alan Nixon, Sky Bet Championship side Wigan Athletic have made an enquiry for Nottingham Forest defender Tendayi Darikwa.
The 27-year-old was a regular for the Reds last season, making 31 appearances in all competitions and battling the likes of Sam Byram and Saidy Janko for a place at right-back.
The former Chesterfield man has made over 60 appearances for Forest since his move from Burnley two years ago, and looks set to start the new season as their first-choice right-back, with no other backup options at the club at present.
But now, according to Nixon, Wigan have made an enquiry about the right-back, as they search for a replacement for former Chelsea loanee Reece James who was named in the Championship Team of the Season last term.
Former Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton is also believed to be on Wigan boss Paul Cook’s radar should Forest choose to keep hold of Darikwa, however this potential departure has certainly divided the City Ground faithful.
Here, we take a look at their reactions to this news…
Not fussed if Darikwa goes at all. Very hit and miss, usually miss. Can't cross a ball or pass properly but is quick and strong. #nffc
— Jonno Reilly (@Jonno_Reilly) July 14, 2019
Few assists last season good player
— nic (@wallyweird) July 14, 2019
I’d take whatever Wigan are offering for Darikwa and run as fast as you can! #nffc
— Jack Bryan (@jackbryan8) July 14, 2019
Darikwa to Wigan…take whatever they’re offering and run! #NFFC
— NorthWestRed (@red_till_death) July 14, 2019
No chance I'd be selling darikwa.
More than good enough to be our right back #nffc
— DNOnMAZ9 (@DNOnMAZ9) July 14, 2019
Darikwa a steady RB imo…worth keeping. Far more rubbish ahead of him to get rid of first #Nffc
— Garon (@G_lad_NFFC) July 14, 2019
Wigan interesting in Darikwa according to Nixon, can't see us selling without a replacement. #nffc
— Cameron Clark (@Camclarky) July 14, 2019
— Michael Cleaver (@MichaeAndrew1) July 14, 2019
Tell them to get lost ????????
— Midlands red (@wykesdarren) July 14, 2019