Brighton set to sign Wigan youngster Jensen Weir
Last Updated: 11/07/20 4:07pm
Brighton are expected to complete a deal for promising Wigan youngster Jensen Weir.
The 18-year-old midfielder is set to cost the Seagulls around £600,000 and join their U23 squad.
The deal will provide much-needed funds for Wigan, who are in administration, and will see an England U18 international join the Premier League club.
Brighton have a policy of trying to sign the best young talent they can from both at home and abroad.
Jensen, who is the son of former Everton and Rangers defender David Weir, has been in the Wigan academy his entire career so far.
He made his senior debut in November 2017 in an EFL Trophy game to become the Championship club's youngest-ever player, at the age of 15 years and 280 days.
Wigan's future is under grave uncertainty after their shock slide into administration. It is currently being investigated after administrators instructed lawyer's to look into developments in the lead up, in which ownership quickly changed hands in June.