WIGAN have joined the race to sign Sam Gallagher, according to a report in The Sun.

Saints forward Gallager has been linked with a number of Championship clubs over the summer, including Blackburn Rovers and Brentford.

The 23-year-old joined the St Mary's side as a youngster in 2012, following a lengthy six-year spell in Plymouth Argyle's youth ranks.

He made his Saints debut a year later in the League Cup against Sunderland when the striker replaced Graziano Pelle.

It was previously claimed that it would take a bid of around £5m for the south coast side to let the attacker leave.

Manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has already signed Che Adams and Moussa Djenepo this summer which leave Gallagher's chances looking limited.

And with the former Plymouth youngster's campaign being hampered by injuries last year, he found it difficult to impress Saints' manager.

Despite this, Gallagher has a proved record in the Championship which could make him an attractive option for the teams in the division below.

The striker has spent time on loan at MK Dons, Birmingham City and Blackburn Rovers.

His spell at MK Dons was cut short after he failed to score in 15 appearances, although his time at Rovers proved more fruitful.

Gallagher netted 12 times in 47 matches in a season which the club were relegated to League One.

And with his most recent loan spell coming in the 2017/18 season, it was another successful period for the Saints forward.

He ended as Birmingham's top scorer for the season with six goals.