Jack Whatmough's Portsmouth departure to Wigan could happen today - although Shrewsbury hoping to scupper deal

Jack Whatmough's move to Wigan could be announced today.

Friday, 4th June 2021, 2:38 pm

However, The News understands Shrewsbury are trying to scupper the deal and land the outgoing Pompey defender for themselves.

Whatmough's heading for the Fratton Park exit door despite being offered a new contract.

The fresh agreement would be on reduced terms, however.

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Whatmough's attracted plenty of interest as a free agent and many had expected him to move to the Championship.

However, he now looks set to stay in League One and is poised for a reunion with former Pompey assistant manager Leam Richardson at Wigan

The BBC previously reported the Latics tabled Whatmough a ‘far mor favourable’ contract.

Shrewsbury have offered the 24-year-old a contract, though, as Steve Cotterill looks to piece together a squad capable of challenging for the play-offs.

Jack Whatmough. Picture: Graham Hunt

The Shrews have already signed Luke Leahy and Matthew Pennington from Bristol Rovers and Everton respectively this summer.