Wigan Athletic set sight on skipper Steven Caulker

by | Jan 8, 2023 | Football Africa, International, National Sport News Sierra Leone, Sport News | 0 comments

Wigan Athletic are reportedly trying to lure Sierra Leone skipper defender Steven Caulker back to English football.

The Latics have identified the Ex-Liverpool and Tottenham defender as someone to bolster their defensive department ahead of the second half of the season.

The Daily Mail reported that Latics manager Kolo Toure’s side is in ‘talks’ over a potential deal to bring him to the DW Stadium. 

Just over a week ago, Caulker parted ways with Turkish side Fatih Karagümrük four months after signing a two-year deal. 

Caulker, 31, joined the Turkish side from Fenerbahce on a two-year deal in August.

He took part in a total of 7 matches, including 6 Super League and 1 Turkish Ziraat Cup, with the Karagümrük jersey this season, and scored 1 goal while staying on the field for 472 minutes.

The 6ft 3 defender, who played an integral part in the Sierra Leone African Cup of Nations in Cameroon, will start a new club search in the coming days.

Last season, the Center-back spent the entire 2021–22 season on loan with fellow Süper Lig side Gaziantep – where he made 29 topflight appearances scoring two goals.

Fatih Karagümrük, managed by Italian legend Andrea Pirlo. They are currently 12th in the standing after fifteen Super league matches.

Caulker started his football career as a 16 old lad at Tottenham with the youth side in 2007. 

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