Club academy product and 2013 FA Cup winner returns for a second spell at Wigan Athletic after agreeing a permanent transfer to the DW Stadium, signing an initial one-year deal.
- #ReturnOfTheMac – Callum McManaman returns to Wigan Athletic from Sunderland
- McManaman has signed a permanent transfer with Latics, signing an initial one-year-deal.
- Paul Cook: “Callum’s connection with this club and our fans is there for all to see, our task is to get him ready and doing what he does best at the DW Stadium.”
We are delighted to confirm the signing of Latics academy product Callum McManaman from Sunderland for an undisclosed fee.
McManaman, 27, joined Latics as a 16-year-old after leaving Everton and went on to play 109 times for the first team, scoring 17 goals.
His breakthrough season at the DW Stadium came in 2012-13 as he established himself as a Premier League regular for Roberto Martinez before grabbing the national spotlight for his performances in the FA Cup, most notably against former club Everton and then in the semi-final and final at Wembley against Millwall and Manchester City respectively.
Since leaving the DW in 2015, McManaman has played for West Bromwich Albion, Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland.
Delighted to get his man, McManaman’s new manager Paul Cook said:
“Callum’s connection with this club and our fans is there for all to see, our task is to get him ready and doing what he does best at the DW Stadium.
“I have seen Callum from afar and I am excited about what he can produce; this is a good environment for him to come into because he knows a lot of the players and staff well, which should help him settle in straight away.”