Jordy Hiwula and Emyr Huws in loan swap between Latics and Huddersfield Town.
- England Under 19 striker Jordy Hiwula joins Wigan Athletic on loan from Huddersfield Town.
- Wales international midfielder Emyr Huws moves to the John Smith’s Stadium on loan as part of the deal.
- “Jordy is a prospect, we’re excited to have him on board.” - Caldwell on Hiwula.
Wigan Athletic can confirm that England Under 19 striker Jordy Hiwula has joined the club on loan until the end of the season in a deal that sees Emyr Huws move the other way, also on loan until the end of the campaign.
20-year-old Hiwula joined the Terriers last month having come through the ranks at Manchester City. He has represented England at Under 18 and Under 19 level and also scored nine goals in 19 appearances on loan for Walsall last season.
Gary Caldwell said: “Jordy’s a young player full of potential , he can play centrally or come in from wide.
“His football education has been excellent, coming through the City Academy where he was prolific at every age. His time at Walsall last season gives him crucial experience in this league and tells me he can continue to transfer that potential into goals for us. With Shaq Coulthirst possibly not returning, we needed to move quickly to fill the gap in the squad.”
21-year-old Huws has not featured for Latics since the away draw against Ipswich Town last January after surgery on an ankle injury.
“As regards Emyr, he told me clearly he did not want to stay at the club in League One,” Caldwell added. “I feel that is disrespectful to his team mates, myself, the chairman and the supporters.
“He is a quality player but the bottom line is that we need 100% commitment and every single member of the squad pulling in the same direction. It has been a disappointing situation but we have got a tremendous group of players in our dressing room and we move on.”
Huws signed for Latics, initially on loan, from Manchester City in the summer of 2014, which was made into a permanent transfer on transfer deadline day in September 2014. His first season at the club was interrupted by injury, however, and he featured in only 16 league matches in total, including one as a substitute.