Club issues statement on the current situation regarding all players’ contracts this summer.Wigan Athletic can provide the following update regarding the contracts of the current playing squad, as at today’s date, May 18 2015.
In squad numerical order, the registrations of loan players Harry Maguire (Hull City), Chris Herd (Aston Villa), Sheyi Ojo (Liverpool), Leon Clarke (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Josh Murphy (Norwich City) and Jerome Sinclair (Liverpool) will all return to their parent clubs for the start of next season.
In squad numerical order, the following players will reach the end of their playing contracts at the end of June 2015 and the club have either not offered a new contract or have been unable to reach an agreement to renew terms beyond this date: Kim Bo-Kyung, Gaëtan Bong, Ali Al Habsi, Marc-Antoine Fortuné and William Kvist. The club would like to thank them for their efforts whilst at the club and wish them all the best in their future careers.
CONTRACT OFFERS PENDING
In squad numerical order, the following players have already, or shortly will be, offered renewed terms beyond June 2015 and the club is currently in discussions with the player: Jermaine Pennant, Emmerson Boyce, Jordan Flores, Tim Chow, Matty Hamilton, Ryan Jennings.
LOAN PLAYERS DUE TO RETURN
In squad numerical order, the following players, at the time of writing, remain contracted to Wigan Athletic beyond June 2015, and unless that situation changes, will be returning to pre-season training with the rest of the squad on June 25: James Tavernier, Oriol Riera, Rob Kiernan and Andy Delort.
ACADEMY PLAYERS OFFERED PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTS
In alphabetical order, the following 2014-15 scholars have been offered professional terms for the 2015-16 season: Adam Anson, Sam Cosgrove, Owen Evans, Liam Langford, Adrian Purzycki, Louis Robles. The club wishes them the best of luck in their careers at Wigan Athletic.
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NOT OFFERED RENEWED TERMS
The following Development Squad players have not been offered renewed terms: Mayowa Balogun, Joey Johnson, Connor Keane, Declan Poole and Mike Wilson. The club wishes them the best of luck in their future careers.
CURRENT PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS AT THE CLUB
In squad numerical order, the following players are all contracted to the club beyond June 2015 and unless their individual situation changes in the interim, will be reporting for pre-season training on June 25: Scott Carson, James Tavernier, Andrew Taylor, Chris McCann, Oriol Riera, Billy Mckay, James McClean, Lee Nicholls, Emyr Huws, Don Cowie, Aaron Taylor-Sinclair, James Perch, Leon Barnett, Jason Pearce, Rob Kiernan, Martyn Waghorn, Grant Holt, Andy Delort.
JUAN CARLOS GARCIA
Juan Carlos Garcia is also a contracted player but not included in the above list as he continues to make progress regarding his condition, diagnosed as a form of leukaemia. He is being constantly monitored both by the club’s medical staff and doctors at Christie Hospital in Manchester. The club will continue to support Juan Carlos in every way we can as he recovers from his serious illness.