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Wigan Athletic player attracting Scottish transfer interest

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Wigan Athletic defender Luke Robinson could be set to depart the Latics this summer, with a host of Scottish clubs keen on the left-back, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.

The 20-year-old’s contract at the DW Stadium is set to expire this summer, however the youngster has been offered fresh terms to extend his stay at the League One champions, with a view to being part of Leam Richardson’s senior squad next season in the Championship.

That deal could be scuppered though as there are reportedly plenty of teams north of the border interested in signing Robinson, and due to cross-border compensation rules, Wigan would get little in the way of money for his signature.

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A Scotland under-18 and under-19 international, Robinson has played 26 league games for Wigan in his young career, having moved to the club’s academy in 2018 from Wrexham.

The majority of his senior appearances came in the 2020-21 campaign, where for the most part the Latics were in administration and couldn’t sign players, allowing Robinson to feature 25 times in the third tier.

Robinson however was restricted to just 10 appearances this past season, with all-but one of them coming in cup competitions.

The Verdict

Having already been exposed to a large amount of senior football in the season before last, Robinson probably believes he is deserving of starting more games – and it’s doubtful he’ll get that at Wigan next season.

Therefore, he has a choice to make – he can renew his contract at the DW Stadium and perhaps secure a loan deal, or he can take a chance on himself, move to Scotland and potentially feature regularly for a club in the Premiership.

Robinson is still early in his career, but he will not want to see it stall by playing just cup matches and in the under-23’s for the next year or two.

You cannot beat senior football and that’s what Robinson – and perhaps his agent – will be thinking, so a move away this summer cannot be ruled out.


25 years old, UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, Preston North End fan

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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