St Johnstone captain Jason Kerr is closing in on a £500k move to English League One club Wigan Athletic on Deadline Day (Athletic).
The centre-back has made himself a legend at the McDiarmid Park club after captaining Saints to a League Cup and Scottish Cup double last season. But now he could be set for a move south, with reports suggesting Wigan want him in a six-figure deal, which could rise with add-ons. In the modern market, it will be seen as a bargain.
Manager Callum Davidson is keen to keep all his best players but this would be a seismic blow so late in the transfer window. St Johnstone drew 0-0 with St Mirren on Sunday, Davidson confirming that a bid from Hibs for centre-back Jamie McCart has been booted out.
He said: “The bid wasn’t anywhere near so we move on. And we’re going to try and get one or two in. You never know what might happen in football – things come out of the blue – but hopefully we can keep this squad intact. It’s very hard if you lose somebody late to replace them in a short timeframe.
“It’s a game we go away from feeling positive about. We made a lot of changes and I thought we were better than last Sunday (against Dundee United). Our energy levels were better. That was probably a wee lesson for me as well.”
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