Another former club in the hunt to sign Grigg

Wigan join Dons and Ipswich in the hunt to land the striker from Sunderland

By Toby Lock
Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 9:18 am
Updated Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 9:20 am
Will Grigg
Will Grigg

Will Grigg's former club Wigan Athletic have thrown their hat in the ring to sign the striker from Sunderland.

Dons boss Russell Martin has made no secret of his desire to sign the 29-year-old, offering him a way out of his turbulent time at the Stadium of Light.

Grigg netted eight goals during his second loan spell at Stadium MK, including a club record four in one game in the 5-0 mauling of Swindon Town. His form though has attracted attention from elsewhere, namely Ipswich Town, managed by Grigg's former boss Paul Cook. And it appears Wigan Athletic too, who sold the striker to Sunderland for £4 million in January 2019.

Grigg scored 65 goals in 150 appearances for the Latics in a three-and-a-half year spell at the DW Stadium.

Sunderland missed out on promotion from League One, losing to Lincoln City in the semi-finals, and Grigg's availability may end up costing more should the Black Cats choose to sell him to a rival third-tier outfit.

When asked if Sunderland gaining promotion would make signing Grigg easier for Dons, Martin admitted he wasn't sure if it would help or hinder his chances but they may end up being priced out, especially with both Ipswich and Wigan securing new investment from new owners in recent months