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Wigan Athletic told to stump up £1 million to sign ex-Nottingham Forest forward

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Rotherham United have slapped a £1million price tag on Matt Derbyshire, after Wigan declared their interest in signing him, according to HITC.

Derbyshire will cost £1 million

Derbyshire will cost £1 million

Reports suggest that any bid for the striker will have to over evaluation of Rotherham manager Steve Evans, with the boss not wanting to lose any of his players for the coming season.

The 29-year-old striker signed for Rotherham last season, after calling time on his torrid three year spell at Nottingham Forest, forcing the player to join clubs on loan to gain match fitness.

Since joining the club on a free, Derbyshire has gone on to perform well and with the sale of Alex Revell, became the clubs main striker. He scored 9 goals in 34 appearances for the club, helping them to escape from the relegation zone.

The former Blackburn, Forest and Greek champions Olympiakos forward has gained a lot of experience over the years and could be a fantastic signing to bring to League One side Wigan.

Wigan boss Gary Caldwell is said to be a big fan of Derbyshire and believes that he is the perfect forward to add goals to a struggling strike force and get the club back to the Championship.

Rotherham fans, would you prefer for Derbyshire to stay? Or the £1m reinvested in the squad? Have your say at FLW in the comments below!

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