Ricoh Arena

Next Game

Coventry v Wigan

Saturday, 08 August 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet League 1

Park remains in Coyle's plans

Wigan Athletic boss Owen Coyle is still hoping to take Arsenal's Park Chu-Young on loan, but finances are proving to be an issue.

Last Updated: 16/10/13 at 15:31 Post Comment

Park Chu-Young: Discussions regarding a loan deal continue between Wigan and Ars

Park Chu-Young: Discussions regarding a loan deal continue between Wigan and Ars

The South Korea international is believed to be keen on making a move to the DW Stadium as he requires regular first team football to keep his 2014 World Cup dreams alive.

Arsenal will, however, have to lower their demands if an agreement is to be reached.

Coyle will continue to explore the possibility of putting a deal in place - as he finds his attacking and creative options depleted through injury - but has made it clear that Wigan will not take monetary gambles in an effort to bounce back into the Premier League at the first time of asking.

He told the Evening Post: "We've spoken to Arsenal about Park, and the discussions regarding the footballing side went very well.

"Jonathan (Jackson, chief executive) was also having discussions with the financial people at Arsenal, but I think the package was just a little out of our reach at this moment in time.

"What people have got to understand is that, while we are looking to bring in very good players - which we have done - we will only pay Championship salaries, albeit with incentives and bonuses to do well. The players we have brought in have all come within our budget, and that will continue to be the case."

Coyle added: "I've heard a lot lately about the amount of money being spent by Championship clubs, but that is not an issue for Wigan Athletic.

"We run our football club very astutely, and we make sure we will never be in financial trouble.

"Several of the players we brought in over the summer took wage cuts to come here, such was their desire to come, and that's the way we go about our business.

"QPR spent more on one player - Charlie Austin - than we paid in total for our summer spending. That shows you how hard we have worked on that side of things, and come January there will be money available for us to strengthen further.

"We'd have loved to get Park in, of course we would, but we also have to understand the financial situation.

"It's not closed by any means, dialogue will continue between Jonathan and Arsenal and we'll see where it takes us.

"I'm led to believe that the lad himself is keen to come, because he wants to put himself in the shop window before the World Cup next summer. But it can only happen if there is a financial agreement, and that is what we are working on at the moment."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's a bloody good goal, though. Sh!t, the kid's gonna be the worlds best before we know it, isn't he? He's got the touch of genius in him. Like Neymar, but with muscles and stuff. He's doing a Ronaldo as we watch. He's bulked up to be able to ride the tackles, but he's improved technically as well. His touch is sublime. Bugger.

HarryBoulton
WATCH: Hazard's stunning goal

A

hhh, Jose arguing with another managers wife, clearest sign yet that we are going mental during the close season. I am rocking back and forth on my haunches.

hump3.
Jose hits back at Rafa's wife

I

t's only a matter of time before one of them throws in a yo mamma

lee
Jose hits back at Rafa's wife

Footer 365

Chelsea fail with £25m bid for Everton's John Stones

Everton have rejected an improved bid of £25m from Chelsea for centre-half John Stones, according to Sky sources.

Jose: 'Cabaye move makes PL harder'

Jose Mourinho claims the transfer of players like Yohan Cabaye to mid-table clubs makes the PL "very, very hard" to win.

Real reopen talks over £28m De Gea deal

Real Madrid have reportedly reopened negotiations with Manchester United over David de Gea and may complete a deal in the coming days.

Mail Box

Mails: This Is My Perfect Moment

Lots of Mailboxers channel their inner Martine McCutcheon to bring you their perfect footballing moments. Plus thoughts on Blatter, names, and Chelsea worries...

Mails: Let's Talk About Jose's Failures...

We don't talk about them because Chelsea won the title...but imagine if LVG or Brendan Rodgers had signed Juan Cuadrado. Plus, a trawl through the squads...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company