"We did everything we could as a club to keep Wilson. We sat down with him last week and offered him a very good new deal, and tried to convince him his interests were best served by staying here at Wigan Athletic.
"However, I'm a big believer in not standing in the way of players' careers, as long as the terms are right for our club and I wish him all the best.
"He has served the club well in short time with us and has been a credit to both himself and the club.
"It is no wonder we have some big clubs enquiring about our players because they have done very well this season. I always said that my biggest challenge this month was to keep the squad together, whilst trying to add to it at the same time.
"There are always tough decisions to make, but it's my job to make what I see as the right choices for the long-term good of Wigan Athletic."
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