Wigan Atletic could be allowed to sell rumoured Tottenham targets Joe Gelhardt and Jensen Weir before the transfer window opens in order to help them steer through the financial crisis that they are facing, according to The Daily Mail.

Gelhardt has been on a long-term target for Spurs, with The Daily Star reporting back in November of last year that the North Londonders were keeping tabs on the young striker.

The 18-year-old has gone on to break into the Latics first-team this season.

After it was announced that Championship side would be going into administration, The Sun reported that Spurs were looking take advantage of Wigan’s financial woes to land Gelhardt as well as midfielder, Jensen Weir.

The report claimed that Spurs were facing competition from Everton and Brighton for Gelhardt and Weir respectively.

The Daily Mail has now revealed that Wigan could be given the green light to sell their prized assets before the transfer window opens as they look to gather funds.

However, it is said that any of the players sold will not be able to play for their new clubs until the start of next season.

Spurs Web Opinion

Daniel Levy is usually not one to miss out on potential bargains and so I am not surprised that we are one of the clubs who are trying to pinch some talents from Wigan. However, the likes of Gelhardt and Weir would be ones for the future rather than players who can make an immediate impact.

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