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1 February 2019

Former Premier League defender signs for Latics until the end of the 2018-19 season.

  • Wigan Athletic sign defender Jonas Olsson
  • Former Sweden international Olsson played 261 times for West Bromwich Albion between 2008 and 2017
  • Olsson helped Djurgardens IF to win the Swedish Cup this season

Wigan Athletic can confirm the signing of former Sweden international Jonas Olsson on a deal until the end of the season.

Olsson has signed for Latics after a two-year spell with Swedish side Djurgardens came to an end following their 2018 Swedish Cup win.

A former West Bromwich Albion defender, Olsson played over 250 games for the Baggies in a nine-year stay at the Hawthorns.

On completing his move to the DW Stadium, Olsson said:

“I am very happy to be involved; it has been a hectic few hours after I flew in from Stockholm yesterday.

“I have been missing the UK a lot and I always feel more British than Swedish in a sense!

“I have had a couple of good years back home but I am ready to be back and delighted to be back - I am still enjoying the game, I feel very fit and I am ready to go.”


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