Ivorian defender says move to Latics is a proud moment for him and his family as he signs three-year deal at the DW Stadium.
- WATCH: Cedric Kipre on signing for Wigan Athletic
- Kipre, 21, has signed for Latics for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal
- Kipre: “I am very excited to be here; I am very proud as well, this is a proud moment for me and my family and I can’t wait to get started.”
Wigan Athletic’s latest addition Cedric Kipre has told iFollow Latics that his move to the DW Stadium is a proud moment for him and his family.
Kipre, 21, played youth football with Leicester City but made his breakthrough with Motherwell last season, where he played 49 times and impressed as the Fir Park side reached a Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup final.
Speaking to iFollow Latics about joining Paul Cook’s side, Kipre said:
“I am very excited to be here; I am very proud as well, this is a proud moment for me and my family and I can’t wait to get started.
“The last 24 hours have been very busy for me, I got a call in the morning and then in the afternoon I had to come down to Wigan and I didn’t get back to the hotel last night until about midnight! I am going to rest now, though, and be ready for Saturday.
“I have met the lads today; they are nice guys and they made me feel comfortable, which is all good.
“I am ready, I am playing tomorrow and I can’t wait to make my debut in the Championship, which is a big thing for me, I have been waiting for this to happen for a long time and now I have the opportunity tomorrow.”
Kipre said the chance to play in the Championship was a huge attraction.
“When I heard I had the chance to play in the Championship, I didn’t think twice and straight away I said yes to joining,” Kipre added.
“I had my first professional season last year with Motherwell, we did well, got to two cup finals and hopefully my second season has similar success.
“I have played in two cup finals, matches against Celtic and Rangers, so I have experience of the big games and enjoy the big games.”