Dan Lavercombe: Wigan Athletic set to sign Torquay goalkeeper

By Brent PilnickBBC Sport
Dan Lavercombe
Dan Lavercombe had a trial with Premier League side Liverpool last summer

Torquay United goalkeeper Dan Lavercombe is set to sign for League One side Wigan Athletic when the January transfer window opens.

The 19-year-old will join the Latics for an undisclosed fee, but be loaned back to Torquay for the remainder of this season.

Lavercombe had been linked with a move to Bolton last month.

"Wigan's looking like a strong possibility," Torquay United manager Kevin Nicholson told BBC Sport.

The goalkeeper has made 15 appearances for the National League club since his debut in April, and has been first-choice since the end of October.

He is the only full-time goalkeeper currently at Torquay after Fabian Speiss left earlier this month.