Wigan star Lang agrees new deal after Birmingham and Coventry interest

By Wayne Veysey

26th Aug, 2021 | 7:49am

Sources: Lang agrees new Wigan deal in blow to Birmingham and Coventry

Wigan Athletic forward Callum Lang has agreed a new contract, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The 22-year-old has been the subject of interest from Championship duo Birmingham City and Coventry City this summer.

A Wigan source has now told Football Insider that Lang has accepted the club’s offer of a new four-year deal.

Lang’s contract was set to expire at the end of the season.

The forward has already notched once in the first four League One games this term, scoring in a 1-1 home draw with Wycombe.

The Liverpool-born striker managed to break into Wigan’s eleven last season after impressing on loan with Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership.

The Wigan academy product scored five in 21 appearances to earn a January recall from his season-long loan at Fir Park.

Lang was a mainstay in the Latics’ front line in the second half of last term.

He netted nine goals in 23 League One appearances, taking his tally to 43 goals in 148 senior games.

The striker has also had temporary spells with Oldham, Shrewsbury and Morecambe.

Both Birmingham and Coventry are desperate for firepower this season as they look to mount play-off charges in the second tier.

As such, Lang was identified as someone who could make the leap to the Championship.

But with Wigan looking for a promotion push of their own this season, the striker has decided to pledge his future.

Latics manager Leam Richardson has been active in the transfer market so far this summer.

Eleven players have come through the door at the DW Stadium after Wigan emerged from a period of administration.

Lang and Wigan host fellow promotion chasers Portsmouth this weekend.

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