Former Sunderland winger to sign for West Brom

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West Brom are closing in on Wigan’s former Sunderland winger James McClean after agreeing a fee with the Latics.

It is understood the Baggies have had an offer of £1.5million accepted with McClean set to become boss Tony Pulis’ first summer signing.

Wigan are preparing for life in Sky Bet League One after they were relegated from the Sky Bet Championship last season.

McClean failed to save them from the drop despite scoring six times while playing under three managers.

The 26-year-old Republic of Ireland international has netted 10 goals in 86 games since moving from Sunderland in 2013.

Pulis has targeted the wide areas to strengthen the Baggies after they finished 13th in last season’s Barclays Premier League.

McClean will be the second Wigan winger to move to the Hawthorns this year after Callum McManaman’s January switch.