The chase is on for Wigan Athletic ace Will Grigg, and Celtic have been installed as early favourites to sign the League One champion after he helped guide the Latics back into the Championship. What Are The Odds provides the lowdown on the latest markets available for where Grigg will end up this summer, although a Euro 2016 campaign with Northern Ireland could drastically alter his future.
Sky Bet has the forward priced at 4/9 (1.44) to remain at the DW Stadium come September 3rd, but a host of clubs are understood to be vying for a talent who lit up England’s third tier in 2015-16.
At 3/1 (4.00), Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic are the clear favourites to recruit Grigg, who scored 25 goals in 40 League One appearances last season, more than a quarter of Wigan’s total tally (82).
The Bhoys will certainly have space to fill up front, too. Attackers Carlton Cole and Colin Kazim-Richards both look set to leave the Glasgow outfit, while Stefan Scepovic looks bound for a permanent move to Getafe.
Wigan will be eager to unleash Grigg on the Championship, but Nottingham Forest and Leeds United are also attached to a transfer and are listed at 6/1 (7.00) and 16/1 (17.00) to recruit him, respectively. Both clubs will have new managers for the 2016-17 campaign, and although the Reds are yet to appoint theirs, newly installed Leeds chief Garry Monk may see Grigg as a useful asset.
Buying British is a popular route for second-tier sides bidding to join the Premier League, and Grigg is about as hot as they come at present in terms of sought-after, native talent in the lower leagues.
But the top flight could still beckon for the Northern Irishman as newly promoted Hull City sit alongside Leeds at 16/1 (17.00) to snap up the Wigan striker.
Sone Aluko has been released from his Tigers contract, but apart from that, manager Steve Bruce will be keen to bring in some extra firepower as he plans a return to the Premier League fray.
With options stretching across three divisions, Grigg will have his pick of the bunch should he choose to move on from the DW, it seems, but a Latics stay remains the favourite as things stand.