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1 September 2014

Experienced Danish international signs for Wigan Athletic from VFB Stuttgart.

  • Denmark international William Kvist is third signing of Transfer Deadline Day
  • Wigan Athletic manager Uwe Rosler signs experienced international midfielder on free transfer
  • William Kvist becomes Wigan Athletic’s first Danish player for 10 years

Wigan Athletic are delighted to announce the signing of Denmark international William Kvist from Bundesliga team VFB Stuttgart, subject to Football League and international clearance.

29-year-old Kvist, currently with the Denmark squad ahead of Wednesday night’s match versus Turkey, has joined on a free transfer from the Bundesliga side on a one-season-deal and will travel to Wigan following the international break.

The defensive midfielder has represented his country at every level from the age of 16 and will win his 48th full cap if he plays against Turkey. He played eight games on loan for Fulham last season in the Premier League on loan from Stuttgart but has not featured so far this campaign for VFB.

Latics manager Uwe Rosler was delighted to seal his third signing of the day.

He said: “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.”

Kvist becomes Latics’ first Danish player since Per Frandsen in 2004, and only the third in the club’s history, Stefan Bidstrup having also played in the 2000-01 season.

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