West Bromwich Albion’s rival under Tony Pulis is beginning as the Welshman sorts out the Baggies’ defensive issues. Pulis though also wants creative players and is targeting Wigan’s Callum McManaman but is set for a big fight for his services.
According to Sky Sports, McManaman is not for sale with Wigan rejecting £3.5m bid and an improved £4m offer. Pulls confirmed he has made transfer moves for a “three or four players” and doesn’t want to miss out on McManaman.
McManaman is 23-years-old and the winger, who can also play up front, began his career with Everton’s academy. McManaman moved on to Wigan Athletic’s youth system and broke into the first team. McManaman had a 14 league game loan at Blackpool but is established at Wigan with 72 league matches and 10 goals.
The former England Under-20 international won the FA Cup in 2013 with Wigan but could be looking to make his move to a Premier League side. Pulis will have some negotiating to do though as Wigan hold out for a bigger fee but West Brom don’t want to be forced to pay over the odds.
By Gareth Thomas | January 22nd, 2015