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Wigan eyeing up swoop for Palace defender Jach

Alan Nixon has dropped an update on Wigan Athletic’s pursuit of Crystal Palace defender Jaroslaw Jach.

What’s the talk?

According to The Sun’s Alan Nixon, Wigan are interested in landing Crystal Palace centre-back Jaroslaw Jach on loan this month.

Nixon claims that Wigan and Ipswich are both exploring the possibility of signing the defender on a temporary deal before the window closes.

Should Wigan sign Jach?

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Worrying

Wigan fans will surely be worried by this rumour as Jach does not appear to be a shrewd signing by the club, on paper at least. The defender has struggled to adapt to life in England since joining Palace and has had a number of loan spells away from the club with little success.

Jach has not made more than 24 league appearances in a season in his entire career and has made just one senior appearance for Palace in three years. He joined Fortuna Sittard on loan in the 2020/21 campaign and was limited to just three games in the Eredivisie, suggesting that he was not able to cut it in The Netherlands.

The player, himself, admitted that he was not ready for the physicality of English football following his move to Palace from Lubin in Poland.

He told Sport.pl:

“I do not feel regret, only aggression and stubbornness. I want to prove to everyone that I can play in the Premier League.

“Yes, (the Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson) was a supporter of the transfer (from Lubin). But when I came to England, I was not ready for such a jump. It was hard for me to compete with the boys who have been playing in the Premier League for years.

“Today I have to gain experience and … grow. I devote a lot of attention to working out at the gym, because – to put it bluntly – in England, the physicality can kill you.”

This shows that the £10k-per-week dud is not prepared for the constant slog that is League One football. If he struggled with the physicality of training with Palace, how will he handle being bombarded with long balls and crosses into the box against towering third-tier centre-forwards week-in-week-out for Wigan?

Jach is a player Leam Richardson should avoid bringing to the club for these reasons, as the evidence available about him suggests that the move would not work out.

Unless he has seriously bulked up and improved his strength this summer, then he would – by his own admission – struggle in English football again, which is why Wigan fans will be worried by this transfer rumour.

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