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Robbie Fowler makes battle for Wigan striker Joe Garner

Robbie Fowler makes battle for Wigan forward Joe Garner with club top scorer closer and moves to East Bengal in the Indian Super League

  • Wigan striker Joe Garner is in talks to join Robbie Fowler’s East Bengal in India
  • The 32-year-old was excluded from Wigan’s match against Bristol Rovers on Tuesday
  • Garner is out of contract at the end of the season and has asked to be released early

Wigan striker Joe Garner is in talks to join Robbie Fowler’s East Bengal in India.

The 32-year-old, who is the club’s top scorer with seven goals, was excluded from Wigan’s match against Bristol Rovers on Tuesday.

The forward is nearing a move to the Indian Super League to team up with the former Liverpool forward.

Wigan striker Joe Garner (R) is in talks to trade League One for Robbie Fowler's East Bengal

Wigan striker Joe Garner (R) is in talks to trade League One for Robbie Fowler’s East Bengal

Garner is out of contract at the end of the season and has asked to be released early.

He signed a 12-month extension day before Wigan was placed under administration last July.

Former teammates Danny Fox and Anthony Pilkington joined Bengal in October, where former Liverpool forward Fowler is head coach.

Former Liverpool forward Fowler is in charge of East Bengal in the Indian Super League

Former Liverpool forward Fowler is in charge of East Bengal in the Indian Super League

Former Liverpool forward Fowler is in charge of East Bengal in the Indian Super League

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