Bristol City make transfer enquiry for Wigan Athletic winger - Bournemouth and Watford also keen

Business looks unlikely but rumours continue to circulate with Callum Lang of Wigan Athletic linked with a move to Ashton Gate
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Wigan Athletic winger Callum Lang has emerged as a reported transfer target for Bristol City.

The Robins are unlikely to do any transfer business today given the lack of financial resources at their disposal. Nigel Pearson however has not ruled out ‘trading’ players if a deal suits both parties.

A player from their Championship rivals has now emerged as a potential transfer target, though they face stiff competition from the league above and the top end of the division.

A report from Pete O’Rourke from the Football Insider says that City, along with managerless Bournemouth and promotion hopefuls Watford are in for him.

All three clubs are said to have made an enquiry for the attacker with City ‘in the market’ for a forward with Lang high on their wanted lists.

The 23-year-old has played five times for Wigan this season but has yet to register a goal or an assist.  In League One last year, he scored 15 goals and got 10 assists, helping the Latics to the title.  That was his second best season in his career, having also scored 13 goals and two assists in League Two for Oldham Athletic in the 2018/19 season.

Lang is predominantly a right-sided winger but can play as a second striker or on the left-hand side. Pearson’s system does not use wingers instead relying on wing-backs and packing the midfield to attack.

Andi Weimann plays in the secondary striker role, supporting Nahki Wells and Tommy Conway in recent weeks, though the return of Antoine Semenyo has opened up more attacking opportunities.