ORIGINAL: Jem Karacan Has Reportedly Passed His Medical and Is Just Agreeing Personal Terms
Former Reading regular and Galatasaray midfielder Jem Karacan has reportedly passed his medical at Wigan Athletic and is just yet to agree on personal terms, sources close to the club report.
Karacan, 27, made 155 appearances for the Royals, and won the Championship with them in the 2011/12 season. However, injuries plagued the end of his tenure at the Madejski Stadium and, after featuring very little, made the move to Turkish giants Galatasaray in 2015. Karacan only managed to make two appearances for Turkey’s most successful club and subsequently, not before a loan to fellow Super Lig team Busaspor, he terminated his contract to find football elsewhere.
The Turkish international, who was born in England, is an all-rounded centre defensive midfielder who could greatly support the Latics in the centre of the park where an abundance of their centre midfielders are injured. Karacan might be the boost in midfield to get Warren Joyce’s men out of their current situation, but more bolstering of the squad is needed to plug more gaps and make a strong, competent team who can get out of the relegation zone.
Our sources report that Jem Karacan is to sign for Wigan Athletic before Saturday. This would mean the midfielder would be eligible for the home game against Brentford and could possibly feature.
Karacan’s exclusion from the team suggests that personal terms couldn’t be agreed upon and the deal may have fallen through. Nothing has been set in stone but the deal looks a lot less likely to happen after being told the deal was meant to be completed before the game against Brentford.
UPDATE: It has just been announced that the former Reading man has seemingly snubbed Wigan and joined Norwich City instead.
By Harry Robinson