Wigan lose appeal against relegation
Wigan Athletic are braced for raids for Antonee Robinson and Joe Williams, with the pair available for £1.5 million and £2.5 million respectively following the club’s relegation to League One.
In the latest blow to the beleaguered club, Wigan were demoted to the third tier last night after losing their appeal against a 12-point deduction for entering administration last month.
Wigan had finished 13th in the Championship but, after an independent arbitration panel dismissed their attempts to have the sanction quashed, the club dropped to 23rd, two points adrift of safety. Barnsley, in turn, have been spared relegation after moving up to 21st position.
Paul Cook resigned as Wigan manager on Saturday and the club have been forced to sell players to help raise funds to settle debts of about £6 million to non-football creditors.
Left-back Robinson has a release clause that makes him available for £1.5million, with West Bromwich Albion, Watford and AC Milan keen on him. Midfielder Williams can leave if an offer comes in for more than £2.5million.