Caley allow McKay to talk to Wigan
INVERNESS have confirmed they have given Billy McKay permission to speak to Wigan – but reassured fans they have prepared for their top goalscorer’s potential departure.
McKay could sign for the Sky Bet Championship side before the weekend if the Northern Ireland international agrees terms following a reported £150,000 bid.
The striker had made it clear to Inverness that he would not extend his contract beyond the summer and Caley Thistle are looking to cash in now.
“Billy has never hidden his ambition to compete at the highest possible level and has always conducted himself in a professional manner in this regard,” chairman Kenny Cameron said yesterday. “We are grateful to Wigan Athletic FC for the courtesy shown in speaking to us before opening their discussions with the player.”
The 26-year-old has scored 59 goals in his last two-and-a-half seasons in Scotland and has started all but one of his club’s games this term.