With just a few days to go until the end of the January transfer window, Leeds appear to be close to selling former club captain Pearce.
Rumours started earlier this week that the two Championship sides were locked in talks about a possible deal. Leeds completed the loan deal to sign former Leicester man Sol Bamba and as a result it appears as if Leeds will let Pearce go.
Phil Hay tweeted:
Hearing that Leeds and Wigan are close to a deal for Jason Pearce. Waiting for confirmation but sounds like that one is happening. #lufc— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) January 28, 2015
The 27-year-old isn't a world beater but his no nonsense approach has got Leeds out of danger in recent years. The former Bournemouth and Portsmouth defender impressed during his first year at Elland Road but his performances in the last six months haven't gone down too well.
Although Wigan are struggling in the Championship, a first-team opportunity may be too good to turn down for Pearce. Liam Cooper and Giuseppe Bellusci appear to be in front of him due to their left and right footed partnership. With Bamba now in, Pearce could be fourth choice centre-back.
Pearce of course may prefer a different option, with Wigan on a downward spiral to League One at present. A player of his size and height should be a threat in the air but Pearce has been beaten easily in his last few performances.
What do you think to the deal, should we sell Pearce?