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2 September 2014

Uwe Rosler looks at Wigan Athletic's four new signings on Transfer Deadline Day.

  • Four players brought in for Latics.
  • Huws signs permanent deal.
  • Forshaw and Delort followed up by Kvist.

Wigan Athletic and Uwe Rosler brought in four players on Transfer Deadline Day, with Adam Forshaw, Andy Delort and William Kvist all joining ahead of the confirmation of Emyr Huws' permanent transfer from Manchester City, having joined on loan earlier in the transfer window.

Below are Uwe's comments on each of the incomings:

Adam Forshaw

"First of all, I want to say that Adam was always my number one target as a permanent replacement for Jordi Gomez," Rosler said.

"We are all therefore delighted that he is joining us.

"Of course he is a player I know well, I initially loaned him during my time at Brentford and he gained his first regular league football experience there under me.

"We bought him permanently and now I am very happy to sign, for a second time, a player who developed into the best player in League One last season.

"Our patience has been rewarded and we have got a fantastic young player at the right age and the right price for Wigan Athletic."

Andy Delort

“Andy is such an exciting player,” Rosler said. “He lives to score and from the moment that Tony Coton first spotted him last season playing for Tours, there was a real desire to bring him to our club.

“We have managed to bring in a proven goal scorer at the right age for under £3million and that is a testament to our club but especially to the player, his family and his agent.

“We had an immediate connection between us from the start, he shook my hand and both him and his father Eric gave me their word they wanted to sign here. They are the sort of people I want to work with.

“I also need to pay tribute to his agent Roger Henrotay, who, despite higher offers from Wolves and Brentford, and just over the weekend QPR and Lille in France also came in for him, wanted to do what was in the best interest of his player.

“He is a player who wants to play in the English Premier League and he wants to do that here in Wigan so we are delighted to sign him.”

William Kvist

“William is a player I know from my time in Norway, when Lillestrom faced Copenhagen in the Scandinavian Royal League final. He is a top international midfielder in the prime of his career and we are absolutely delighted to be able to sign him.

“He knows the football culture in this country having played here for Fulham last season and we are fortunate that we have been able to get him at this stage of his career. He will add great experience, knowledge of the position and of course competition in our midfield area. We are delighted to bring him on board.”

Emyr Huws

“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.”

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