He has two years to run on his current Easter Road deal, but the Latics and the Tykes are repotedly weighing up deals for the Hibees striker.
If the price is right, a move to Wigan may not be the worst thing for everyone involved.
Wigan would be a brilliant challenge for Shaw
Shaw has potential but it hasn’t really clicked for him under Paul Heckingbottom. He hasn’t featured much under him and hasn’t scored since he took over the reigns at Easter Road.
A move away from Leith is probably what he needs, although a loan could work best for Hibs. His current boss clearly doesn’t fancy him as much as former Hibees manager Neil Lennon.
Hibs won’t want to lose him just yet, but if a good bid came in, they couldn’t be blamed for accepting it.
Shaw’s a squad player at best just now. He won’t get into the squad ahead of Florian Kamberi and Christian Doidge this season. A move to Paul Cook’s Wigan would be a brilliant opportunity for him.
They don’t have many striker options just now either, with Joe Garner Wigan’s most reliable frontman. Factor that in with a high standard of football and better wages potentially, it’s not hard to see why Shaw would want this move.
Wigan would be getting a player with potential. If Hibs got the money, Shaw got game time and the Latics managed to nab the player, this would be a deal that suits all parties.
Heckingbottom should consider a bid from Wigan for Shaw if one is officially launched.