Egypt midfielder Sam Morsy signs new extended contract at Wigan Athletic.
- Sam Morsy signs new Wigan Athletic contract.
- Egypt international Morsy signs contract until 2019.
- Warren Joyce: “Sam is my type of player, we’re all delighted.”
Wigan Athletic’s Egypt international midfielder Sam Morsy has put pen to paper on a new contract at Wigan Athletic until June 2019, extending his current deal by a further year.
Following his recall from a loan spell at Barnsley this month, the 25-year-old has impressed in the heart of the Latics midfield in the victories over Nottingham Forest and Burton Albion and manager Warren Joyce made it a priority to secure the player’s future at the club.
“Sam is my type of player, and he has been excellent in the last two games,” said Joyce. “I made it clear to him on the phone when I first came to the club and when we met in person on his return that I wanted him here and I thank the club for backing my judgement and offering him a new deal.
“We are delighted that all the speculation can end now and that Sam can focus on giving 100% for Wigan Athletic.”
Morsy signed for Latics a year ago from Chesterfield. He went on loan to Barnsley in August but Latics exercised the recall clause to bring him back to the club in January and he immediately went into the side to face Nottingham Forest in the Emirates FA Cup.
Chairman David Sharpe said: “Sam has shown us since signing for us last January and returning this January what he can bring to the team and Warren (Joyce) asked us to do everything we could to make him stay with us. He is the type of player Warren and myself want at this club. We are delighted to be able to offer this new deal to Sam and also that he has shown commitment to us in return by signing it. We can now draw a line under this issue and move on.”
Morsy himself continued: "I am delighted to commit my future to Wigan Athletic.
"If I am being honest, six months ago I didn’t think I would ever play for the club again. I had a great time at Barnsley but, as soon as I came back earlier this month, the manager here outlined straight away what he wants, his vision for the club and that’s something I want to be a part of.
"The manager here has been great with me and really pushed for this and I do believe there could be some really exciting times ahead for the club.
"The ultimate aim this season is to survive in the Sky Bet Championship, I think we can do that and then kick on in the future.
"The support I have seen from the fans on social media, the reception I had against Forest and at Burton too has been amazing. It feels really good to be wanted and I just want to help the club climb the table."