Wigan Back For Westwood

Last updated : 26 January 2011 By Covsupport News Service/RD

Reports in todays Daily Mail are claiming that Wigan have made an enquiry for Coventry City's 26 year old Irish international goal keeper Kieren Westwood whose contract with the Sky Blues expires in the summer.

The Sun is reporting that Wigan have offered Coevntry City £1m for Westwood, but the Daily Mail the report claims that Coventry have put a £2m price tag on Westwood who is widely regarded as the best goal keeper playing outside of the Premier league and according to QPR manager Neil Warnock, better than many current Premiership goalkeepers.

Wigan have been linked with a move for Westwood for most of the season who they want to replace the injury prone former Coventry 'keeper Chris Kirkland. Kirkland is the current number two 'keeper at Wigan having been displaced by Ali Al-Habsim who is on loan from Bolton and may return to his parent club at the end of the season.

Wigan are currently struggling to maintain their Premier League status and are in the bottom three, so if Westwood does move to Wigan, he could find himself playing in the Championship again next season.