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ACADEMY NEWS: CENTRAL DEFENDER EMEKA OBI SIGNS FIRST PROFESSIONAL CONTRACT

7 November 2018

Central defender Emeka Obi agrees first professional contract at Wigan Athletic.

  • Contract News: Emeka Obi signs professional deal at Wigan Athletic.
  • Central defender puts pen to paper on a contract until June 2020.
  • Obi said to be "one of the brightest prospects of his age in the country."

Wigan Athletic are delighted to announce the signing of central defender Emeka Obi on a professional contract until June 2020.

The 17-year-old Nigerian-born centre back has impressed in Latics' Academy, having previously featured for Bury as a 15-year-old in the EFL Trophy.

Obi is a tall, physical central defender who is equally as adept with the ball at his feet as he is aerially.

Watch more from Emeka during his time in our Under 18s for free on iFollow Latics above.

Speaking about Emeka, Head of Academy Gregor Rioch said:

“We have been tracking Emeka over the past couple of seasons and we are delighted to bring Emeka to Wigan Athletic on a professional contract. Emeka is an exciting talent who has been monitored by a number of Premier League clubs and has settled in really well at Wigan Athletic.

"As a Central Defender, he is one of the brightest prospects of his age in the Country”. 


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