Date: 12th June 2014 at 2:08pm
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The latest player linked with the Latics has a touch of realism about it, Rapid Vienna, USA international striker Terrence Boyd is being touted as on the verge of joining Uwe Rösler’s Wigan Athletic assault charge on the Championship title for ?3m.

The 23 year old was in the USA preliminary World Cup 30, but unfortunately didn’t make the cut for the final squad, despite scoring an impressive 20 goals in 38 games last season. Born in Germany to a US serviceman, Boyd moved to the States shortly after his birth, but at an early age he moved back to Germany where he grew up and got his first break playing for Hertha Berlin youth side, he also spent time at Borussia Dortmund before moving to Austria with Rapid Vienna in 2012.

The 6′ 2 striker has a more than decent scoring record in the Austrian Bundesliga, with just a year remaining on his current contract it looks like Rösler is stepping in to secure with news stories rife in Austria about his impending departure for the Latics.

A goal scoring striker was our Achilles Heel last season and it is an area of the squad that does need at least one new addition.

Terrence Boyd Goals

Vital Latics World Cup Prediction Comp.

Throughout the next four weeks we will be running a prediction league for the games played with a simple scoring system, simply access the thread ‘World Cup Prediction’ thread in the Latics Speyk forum and enter your predictions for the games that are there.

A correct result will score you 2 points and a correct score will see you awarded a 5 points bonus. There will be a group stage winner with an excellent prize for the top predictor, and a final overall winner, again with an excellent prize awaiting.

So put your international football knowledge to the test and have a go at predicting the results during the next four weeks.

You will need to be a Vital member to play, but joining is quick, simple and free, to register for membership simply click here and follow the instructions.

Check out the latest PWU podcast, this edition is a World Cup preview special, in the studio at the Beech Hill Book Cycle are Barry, Gareth, Mick, Dan and Paul discuss the chances of each country involved.

Brazil is the destination for the world’s best footballers, Latics fans have interest not only because England have qualified , but we also have current and past players featuring for various sides in the tournament, Honduras featuring the most with Espinoza, Garcia, Palacios and Figueroa.

We look at each group and pick our tournament favourites, hopefully one of us has picked the winner!

The podcast can be listened to by clicking the embedded player below or downloaded to listen at you leisure by visiting www.buzzsprout.com