Ellington in new talks
By Paul Higham. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Nathan Ellington will hold another round of talks with Wigan over a new deal, with his agent now saying he is likely to stay.
Ellington has one year left on his current Latics contract and turned down the offer of a new deal with Paul Jewell's side.
Agent Tony Finnigan told skysports.com on Monday that Ellington may see out the remaining 12 months on his contract.
However, 'The Duke' seems to have had a change of heart and could now pen a new deal at The JJB Stadium.
It appears that the 23-year-old is wary of committing his long-term future to Wigan and is taking his time to make a decision.
Finnigan says that it is not an issue of money, merely Ellington taking his time to make the right decision, and they are due to sit down with Wigan officials for more talks on Tuesday afternoon.
"The first offer was offered and we turned it down - hopefully today (Tuesday) it can be resolved. He's never claimed anything other than wanting to play for that club and he's got a big decision to make and hopefully it can be resolved in the right way," Finnigan told Sky Sports News.
"He's got a year left and he knows what he's worth and he's asking for certain things in the contract.
"Everybody knows who the chairman is, they've got a lot of money up there, it's never been a question of money it's a combination of things.
"This guy wants to score goals and there are bonuses for those sorts of things. I don't see there being a problem to be honest. I really don't."
Finnigan says that Ellington was thinking long and hard about his future, but denied that he was waiting to see who Jewell signed before deciding on his own future.
"Who Wigan get and who they don't get - that's football. Nathan's interested in who Paul Jewell's bringing in but that won't be the main factor on whether he stays or not.
"Everybody knows that if you're The Championship's top scorer you are going to have clubs looking at you.
"It's not money, they've just got into the Premier League so money's not a problem. It's where they see him, who they are going to bring in - all different factors.
"It is a great deal of money that he has been offered - they've made him a good offer. He had a think about it and decided to turn it down. Normally in this scenario you're hedging your bets because you've got offers from other teams, that's not the case."
Wigan will be hoping that the second round of talks produce a more favourable outcome and Ellington decides to sign a new deal.
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