By Danny Wright
Lee Evans is set to leave Wolves on a season-long loan deal and sign for Wigan, according to a reliable journalist.
Express and Star reporter Tim Spiers claimed on his personal Twitter account on Monday morning that the 23-year-old is “poised” to join the League One side, who is managed by former Wolves midfielder Paul Cook.
— Tim Spiers (@tim_spiers_Star) July 31, 2017
Spiers has recently reported that Evans was close to agreeing an exit from Molineux, but now it appears that an announcement is set to be made after which club he was joining was brought to light.
Evans has been on the books at Molineux since he signed from Newport County for £200,000 in 2013.
He still has three years left on his contract with the Championship club, who has been ruthless in the transfer market this summer and it appears that Evans is one of the victims of Nuno Espirito Santo’s splurge.
The Welsh midfielder was in and out of Walter Zenga and Paul Lambert’s plans last season as he suffered with a number of different injury problems.
He played just 18 times across all competitions for Wolves in the 2016/17 campaign, but now looks like he is set to leave on loan for the second time after previously having a spell with Bradford.
Football Insider Verdict
Nuno has welcomed a lot of new faces to Molineux this summer, so it is natural that some of the existing crop must be forced out the exit this summer. Evans has never looked like a player that was ever going to make it with Wolves and it would have perhaps been best if Nuno looked to sell the midfielder for good. However it is showing how big of a mistake it was to hand him a new contract as recently as February, as now it appears that it might be hard for them to get rid of him for good. There are still a number of others players in Nuno’s squad that should be culled, but Wolves need to be careful that they don’t lose too many of their British players.