TRANSFER NEWS: West Brom agree fee with Wigan Athletic for James McClean

Republic of Ireland's James McClean, pictured with England's Jordan Henderson during the Three International Friendly at the Aviva Stadium, is expected to join West Brom this week.
Republic of Ireland's James McClean, pictured with England's Jordan Henderson during the Three International Friendly at the Aviva Stadium, is expected to join West Brom this week.
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JAMES McClean is poised for a return to Premiership football next season after Wigan Athletic accepted a fee in the region of £1.5 million from West Brom for the Republic of Ireland winger.

The Creggan man is set to become West Brom boss, Tony Pulis’ first summer signing and is expected to agree personal terms and conclude the deal by next Monday.

The move will delight Republic of Ireland boss, Martin O’Neill as the winger will once again test himself against some of the best teams in world next season, making the step-up from playing in the Championship last year.

Wigan of course were relegated to Sky Bet League One last season, prompting the Latics’ ‘Player of the season’ to force through a transfer.

McClean netted 10 goals in 86 games for Wigan since moving from Sunderland in 2013.

The 26 year-old spent two season with Sunderland in the English Premiership from 2011-2013 following his transfer from Derry City. He netted 11 goals in 70 appearances for the Black Cats during that spell.