There had been reports for weeks Celtic were on the cusp of signing Charlie Wyke from Sunderland.
The 30-goal striker was out of contract and looking for his next move.
However, when we did our own digging about the player, it became clear many in the Sunderland support didn’t rate him even though he had scored 30 goals for the club last term.
The feedback we got from many Sunderland fans was he was an average player who scored a lot of his goals against lesser opposition.
It raised a red flag for us when Celtic were still continually linked with the player.
Luckily, news of Wigan’s interest became apparent on Tuesday and swiftly after that the player has been confirmed for the Latics.
💙 𝗪𝗲𝗹𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲, 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗹𝗶𝗲!
✍🏼 We are delighted to confirm that Charlie Wyke has joined Wigan Athletic! #wafc🔵⚪️
— Wigan Athletic (@LaticsOfficial) July 7, 2021
It puts that rumour to bed and Celtic can get on with looking for a striker of a better calibre.
The club have yet to spend serious cash this window but you have to think it’s coming soon.
Edouard might have to be sold before they go in and replace. What the club have to do is make sure they have a replacement lined up for when the time comes.