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22 June 2015

James McClean moves to West Bromwich Albion for undisclosed fee.

  • James McClean in West Bromwich Albion switch.
  • "All transfers have to be for the long-term benefit of club." – Wigan Athletic Chairman David Sharpe.
  • Republic of Ireland international scored 10 goals in 86 appearances for Latics.
Republic of Ireland winger James McClean’s two season stay at Wigan Athletic has come to an end after he joined West Bromwich Albion for an undisclosed fee.

Latics’ 26-year-old Player of the Year rejoins former team mate Callum McManaman at The Hawthorns having made 86 appearances in all competitions over the past two seasons, 73 of them in the league.

After arriving from Sunderland in 2013, he scored his first goal versus Crystal Palace FA Cup Fourth Round January 2014 and leaves having notched 10 in total - the most spectacular of which was undoubtedly his wonder strike against Birmingham City last season.

Wigan Athletic Chairman David Sharpe said:

“All transfers must serve the long term financial benefit of Wigan Athletic, and after West Bromwich Albion met our valuation on James, he was given permission to discuss personal terms. We thank him for his efforts for Wigan Athletic and wish him all the best in his future career.”

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