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Wigan Athletic set to sign Man Utd prospect

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Wigan Athletic are set to sign 20-year-old Manchester United striker Will Keane on loan.

Wigan Athletic manager Owen Coyle has said there has been a verbal agreement between the two clubs to sign the striker.

“I spoke to [United manager] David Moyes on Wednesday,” the Scot told BBC Radio Manchester. “Given the lad’s had a serious injury, we’ll always be guided by Manchester United in terms of when they feel is the right time for him to go out on loan.

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Will Keane converting a penalty in the FA Youth Cup final

“I think this week will be too soon, given the slight knock he had, but if he recovers from that and the medical team are happy with him, there’s a possibility we could have that sorted by next week.

“We have a tremendous relationship and David has said he’ll keep me up to speed.”

The 20-year-old striker has made just one substitute appearance for United this season, having recently returned to fitness after a 16 month lay off with a serious knee injury.

Coyle added: “He [Keane] knows where the goal is but he’s a real team player,”

“He plays beyond his years in terms of his knowledge of the game. It will be great to add somebody of that quality to the squad.

“We’ve already seen success with Nick Powell and Will is certainly another one in that bracket.”


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