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Wigan Athletic closing in on deal for free agent 23-year-old

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Wigan Athletic are close to completing the signing of winger Corey Blackett-Taylor, a report from Football Insider has claimed.

Blackett-Taylor is currently a free agent following the expiry of his contract with Tranmere Rovers at the end of last season.

The winger joined Tranmere back in the summer of 2019, following his departure from Aston Villa, and went on to make 62 appearances in all competitions for the club, scoring eight goals and providing eight assists.

After being relegated from League One during his first season with the club, Blackett-Taylor then missed out on promotion to that level with Tranmere last season, as they were beaten by eventual promotion winners Morecambe in the League Two play-off semi finals.

Now however, it seems as though Blackett-Taylor could still be playing in the third-tier of English football next season.

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According to this latest update, Wigan are in advanced talks to complete the singing of the 23-year-old, as they look to strengthen their squad ahead of the new campaign.

It has already been a busy summer for the Latics, with Jack Whatmough, Tom Naylor, Gwion Edwards, Jordan Cousins, Max Power and Ben Amos all signing permanent deals at The DW Stadium.

The Verdict

It does seem as though this could be a useful signing for Wigan.

Blackett-Taylor clearly has plenty of potential, as highlighted by his recruitment by the a club the size of Villa, while he has also shown a strong attacking threat during his time with Tranmere.

You feel therefore, that the 23-year-old could be a useful addition for Wigan in League One, in terms of the attacking outlet he could offer them.

With Viv Solomon-Otabor so far yet to sign a new deal with the Latics, Blackett-Taylor would also provide some extra strength in depth out wide for Leam Richardson’s side.

Add to that the fact that he is available for free, which will help the club from a financial perspective, and it does seem like this could be a smart piece of business from the Latics.


UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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