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Adam Forshaw set to complete Wigan Athletic move

Brentford reluctantly accept third Lactics bid for League One Player of the Year

Bid accepted: Wigan are closing in on the capture of Adam Forshaw

Adam Forshaw is set to complete his move to Wigan Atheltic this week after Brentford accepted a third offer from the Lactics.

Uwe Rosler’s side had seen two bids rejected by the Bees for the League One Player of the Year but Forshaw’s head had been turned by the interest.

He has not made an appearance in Brentford’s Championship campaign this season and will not wear the red and white shirt again as he finalises his move to the DW Stadium.

Forshaw is undergoing a medical this evening and discussing personal terms before the transfer can be completed.

Brentford manager Mark Warburton said: “We have stipulated from the outset that any deal involving our players will be done on our terms.

“A valuation was given and not met, hence the delay in proceedings. Now that our valuation has been met we have given permission to Adam to meet and talk with Wigan.

“Brentford did not need to sell Adam and we will not be dictated to by any individual or potential buying club in such situations.

“Why was Adam not considered for games thus far? Again, as we have clearly stated, we will only look to players who are absolutely committed to the Brentford cause and such events can only distract a young player and negatively impact his contribution.

“Now that this matter is near conclusion, I would like to wish Adam all the very best for his career and to thank him for his outstanding efforts over the last two years.”

Forshaw arrived at Griffin Park, initially on loan, from Everton in 2012 and became a key part of the club’s promotion-winning campaign last term.

 

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