JOE GARNER looks set to call time on his Wigan Athletic career after reportedly agreeing to a surprise move to the Indian Super League.
The former Ipswich Town and Rangers frontman is due to join Robbie Fowler’s East Bengal side, according to Football Insider.
Joe Garner (right) is reportedly set to join Robbie Fowler’s East Bengal in India’s top division[/caption]
It has been claimed that Garner, 32, has requested to have his Latics contract – which runs until this season ends – terminated early.
And Football Insider says the striker’s 12-month extension with crisis-hit Wigan was agreed and signed just days before the club went into administration.
Garner’s switch to Fowler’s ISL side follows the Liverpool legend successfully sealing deals for former Latics aces Anthony Pilkington and Danny Fox.
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The Clitheroe-born forward joined Wigan, who play Lincoln City on Tuesday, in August 2018.
Prior to his move, Garner had enjoyed some success at Ipswich Town under Mick McCarthy where he clocked up 10 goals 32 games during a one-season spell.
This term the ex-Rangers frontman has been on target seven times in 14 games across all competitions for the Latics
And the departure from the DW Stadium of their top scorer will cause a big headache for the League One side.
The club have only won two games from 13 this season and are bottom of the table.
Joe Garner’s departure leaves Wigan short up top with the striker being their top scorer this term[/caption]
And their difficult start to this term follows a points deduction last season which saw them relegated from the Championship.
Garner will join an East Bengal side looking who lost their opening fixture ISL.
Fowler’s side will look to claim their first ISL win in their second game of the season when they play Mumbai City.