Gabriel Obertan signs for Latics
- Gabriel Obertan joins Wigan Athletic.
- Former France U21 winger Gabriel Obertan signs for Latics.
- “He adds great experience to the squad.” – Warren Joyce on Gabriel Obertan.
Wigan Athletic have signed Former Manchester United, Newcastle United and France Under 21 winger Gabriel Obertan, subject to international clearance.
The 27 year-old, who was at Paris Saint-Germain as a boy before completing his apprenticeship and turning professional with Bordeaux, has undergone a medical and signed a short-term contract until the end of the season following his release from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala.
Obertan spent two years at Manchester United and manager Warren Joyce knows the player well. He said: “He adds great experience to the squad and offers us another option in the wide areas. He's a top professional with great quality.”
The Frenchman was transferred to Newcastle United in 2011 and played 76 times for the Magpies before his move to Russia.