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Report claims Preston want to sign Wigan striker Kyle Joseph

Preston have secured Ched Evans for another two years, but that doesn’t mean the striking department is set for next season.

Emil Riis is another option in attack, whilst Seani Maguire, Tom Barkhuizen and Scott Sinclair can all play in attack too.

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Yet with Sinclair and Barkhuizen having just a year left on their contracts, Preston may look for a young striker to eventually emerge in the first team.

Wales Online now claim that Preston are in the mix for Wigan Athletic striker Kyle Joseph, joining Swansea City in the race.

Joseph is attracting pretty lofty interest, with Rangers, Celtic, Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur also thought to be keen.

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The 19-year-old hit five goals in 18 games for Wigan last season, picking up an assist too as he made a big impact in League One.

Joseph, a Scotland Under-19 international, has real potential for the future, and Preston offer the most local option for him out of the teams in the race.

Preston’s budget is though the smallest of the group, and it may be a battle to land the striker, whose contract expires at the end of the month. Compensation would still be required to sign Joseph due to his age.

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