Wales midfielder Shaun MacDonald signs for Wigan Athletic.
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The 28-year-old Swansea-born midfielder was part of the Cherries side that progressed from League One to the Premier League and after undergoing a medical yesterday afternoon, he has put pen to paper on a two-year-deal at the DW Stadium.
He will not be eligible to play in today's opening home fixture of the 2016-17 Sky Bet League One fixture versus Blackburn Rovers, but could be included in the squad to face Birmingham City on Tuesday.
His new manager Gary Caldwell is delighted to have netted his man:
“He is a quality addition to the squad,” he said. “A terrific pro who understands the way we want to play, a skillful midfielder capable of fitting into our system.
“He is a a great person too, with a great attitude who has gone through a similar experience at Bournemouth to where we are now, a team coming up from League One to the Championship and playing a certain brand of football.
“The fact he has recent international experience with Wales shows just how highly he is rated.”
MacDonald began his career at his native Swansea City having come through the ranks at the Liberty Stadium, making a total of 24 appearances.
He spent time on loan at Yeovil Town, making a total of 70 appearances for the Glovers before moving to Bournemouth and playing 84 times for The Cherries.
He has represented Wales at Youth, Under 21 and won 4 full caps, the last of which came in a Euro qualifier against Ukraine last March.
MacDonald has appeared at the DW Stadium for Bournemouth once before, in the Cherries’ 3-1 Sky Bet Championship win in February 2015.