By Dylan Childs

29th Jul, 2020 | 5:19pm

Exclusive: Scottish club agree deal to sign Wigan Athletic forward

Wigan Athletic striker Callum Lang has agreed to join Motherwell, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that the 21-year-old has agreed to join the Scottish side on loan.

The striker, who can play across the front line, spent last season on loan at League One’s Shrewsbury Town under manager Sam Ricketts.

Lang scored three goals in 20 appearances for The Shrews before returning to his parent club in June.

He has only made five appearances for Wigan, three of which came from the bench.

The Liverpool-born attacker still has two years remaining on his contract at the DW Stadium but it looks like he will spend next season in the Scottish Premiership.

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Football Insider revealed yesterday that Latics boss Paul Cook would step down from his position today after three years and 155 games in charge.

The club have serious financial issues and the board is being forced to sell players to help balance the books.

Rising star Alfie Devine completed a move to Tottenham yesterday while Jensen Weir joined Brighton last Thursday.

Wigan were relegated from the Championship on the final day of the season after they were docked 12 points for entering administration.

Lang, who has also enjoyed loan spells at Oldham and Morecambe, could line up next former Celtic wonder-boy Tony Watt next season.

Motherwell’s third-placed finish in the Scottish Premiership last season was their best since 1995 and Stephen Robinson’s side will aim to once again be the ‘best of the rest’.

In other Wigan Athletic news, Noel Whelan has told Football Insider that he “feels sorry” for Paul Cook after big development north of the border.

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