Perch set to seal Wigan move

Sky sources understand Newcastle's James Perch is currently undergoing a medical at Wigan.

Last Updated: 03/07/13 at 14:11 Post Comment

James Perch: On the verge of joining Wigan

James Perch: On the verge of joining Wigan

The 27-year-old, who can play in either defence or midfield, made 37 appearances for Newcastle last season.

However, he now appears to be surplus to requirements at St James' Park.

Newly-relegated Wigan, who won the FA Cup last season, are hopeful of making Perch their fourth signing of the summer, after recruiting left-back Stephen Crainey, midfielder Chris McCann, and centre-back Thomas Rogne.

Perch joined Newcastle from Nottingham Forest in 2010 on a four-year deal meaning he is now entering the final year of his contract.

He has made 80 appearances overall for the Magpies, scoring one goal.

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