Wigan to beat Hull in race for striker

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez looks set to beat off competition from Hull for the signing of Swansea striker Jason Scotland.

WIGAN manager Roberto Martinez looks set to beat off competition from Hull for the signing of Swansea striker Jason Scotland. (The Sun)

The Latics have lodged an offer with the Welsh club as manager Roberto Martinez looks to reunite himself with the Trinidad and Tobago international, who enjoyed a successful spell under the Spaniard at the Liberty Stadium.

Swansea have not yet accepted Wigan's offer but it seems only a matter of time before the move goes through - despite an inquiry from the Tigers.

Scotland's agent Mike Berry said: "I spoke to Brian Horton at Hull and he asked me what the bottom-line price would be for Jason. I said I thought a fee of �2million would probably be enough to get him in.


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"My belief was that he'd be ideal for Hull but I expect the Wigan deal to go ahead now."

Scotland, a bargain �25,000 snip from St Johnstone, scored 53 goals for the Swans in two seasons under Martinez, who has also had to fight off interest from Premier League new boys Burnley.

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