Hearts reject third Wigan bid for Callum Paterson

Hearts are determined not to sell Callum Paterson on the cheap. Pic: SNS
Hearts are determined not to sell Callum Paterson on the cheap. Pic: SNS
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Hearts have rejected a third bid from Wigan Athletic for full-back Callum Paterson. The Scotland full-back remains a Tynecastle player with the summer transfer window due to close tonight.

Wigan failed with two offers for the 21-year-old earlier this month. Their latest proposal was submitted yesterday but still fell way short of Hearts’ £1m valuation.

Paterson is in the final year of his contract and does not intend to sign an extension. Hearts would be entitled to a development fee of between £350,000 and £400,000 even if he leaves when his deal expires next summer.

As such, the Edinburgh club are determined to resist any sub-standard offers and will continue to play Paterson as his contract runs down.