Transfer news: Inverness striker Billy McKay set for Wigan Athletic move
Last Updated: 28/01/15 6:27pm
Inverness Caledonian Thistle striker Billy McKay is having talks at Wigan Athletic on Wednesday after the two clubs agreed a deal believed to be in the region of £150,000.
The Northern Ireland international - who has 10 goals in all competitions this season, including five in his last five games - is out of contract in the summer and Inverness manager John Hughes had resigned himself to losing his top scorer.
Speaking earlier this month, Hughes, said: “He is out of contract and, if another team is doubling his wages, he is going to go as we can’t match that."
Caley Thistle chairman Kenny Cameron said: "Billy has never hidden his ambition to compete at the highest possible level and has always conducted himself in a professional manner in this regard.
"We are grateful to Wigan Athletic for the courtesy shown in speaking to us before opening their discussions with the player."
McKay was brought to Inverness by Terry Butcher in 2011 and has been the club's top scorer for the last two seasons, scoring 62 goals in 141 games. He has made nine appearances for his country.
Wigan, who are currently second from bottom of the Championship, are poised to sell winger Callum McManaman to West Brom for £4.75m while Shaun Maloney has left the DW stadium for MLS outfit Chicago Fire.