EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke
Wigan Athletic are plotting a swoop to sign Huddersfield Town midfielder Jonathan Hogg, Football Insider can reveal.
Latics manager Paul Cook has set his sights on the central midfielder in what would be an ambitious move given his status at the Terriers.
A Wigan source has told Football Insider that Wigan are weighing up a bid for the 30-year-old this summer as they look to take advantage of his contract situation.
Midfield anchorman Hogg has a year remaining on his Huddersfield deal, which was signed in the summer of 2017.
He is one of the club’s longest-serving players, accumulating 194 appearances in all competitions since joining from Watford in 2013. He has also played for Portsmouth and Aston Villa.
Hogg was a key player for Huddersfield last season, making 29 Premier League starts among 30 appearances, and was highly influential in their rise from the Championship to the English top flight.
It remains to be seen if Jan Siewert is willing to sanction the sale of the long-serving midfielder as he looks to take the Yorkshire club back to the Premier League at the first opportunity.
In other Wigan Athletic news, it can be REVEALED that the club are one of three teams in the running to sign proven Premier League performer.