Latics turn Welsh international Emyr Huws’ contract from a loan to a permanent deal from Manchester City.
- Emyr Huws signs from Manchester City
- 20 year old Welsh international Emyr Huws becomes 4th signing of the day
- Wigan Athletic manager Uwe Rosler says Emyr Huws has impressed.
Wigan Athletic are delighted to announce the permanent signing of Welsh international Emyr Huws from Manchester City on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
20-year-old Huws, who is currently on international duty with Wales, initially moved to the DW Stadium on loan from the Premier League champions in August just as he signed a new long-term deal with City – so highly was he regarded at the Etihad Stadium.
He has gone on to feature in every Sky Bet Championship game with Latics since and played an integral role in the 4-0 demolition of Birmingham City 4-0 on Saturday, the club with whom he spent the second half of last season, and after an agreement was reached between the clubs, the permanent switch has now been made.
Rosler is delighted with the move: “Emyr has impressed everyone since arriving at the club,” he said, “and we feel that he can have a major role to play in the future of the club.
“Everybody can see what a very talented player Emyr is, and from the first training session with us leading through to the games he has played, he has been very good.
“At just 20 years old he is already with the full Welsh national team and the chance to sign him on a long-term contract was too good an opportunity to turn down.
After the arrivals today of Adam Forshaw, Andy Delort and William Kvist Rosler was especially pleased to conclude a fourth piece of business.
“It is so encouraging that we have been able to sign three players today in their early 20s, it signals exactly what the long term intentions of the club are because these players will become the face of our team in the future.”
“I would also like to thank Manchester City and specially Brian Marwood for the way he helped us to secure the services of such a talented young player who came through the ranks of the Manchester City Academy where he received the best possible football education. Hopefully, this is the sign of the growing relationship between our two clubs.
Emyr Huws himself was also delighted to have signed the deal and said:
“I have really enjoyed my time at Wigan Athletic and working with Uwe Rosler, where I think the future is bright and a place I can really develop.
“I need to thank him for believing in me and I also need to thank everyone at Manchester City who have played a part in my development over the years. I now look forward to the challenge ahead as we pursue a return to the Barclays Premier League.”