Striker departs DW Stadium after three-and-a-half years with Latics, joining Sunderland in £4million transfer.
- Will Grigg completes £4million move to Sunderland from Wigan Athletic
- Striker leaves Latics after three-and-a-half years at the DW Stadium
- Grigg scored 65 goals in 150 appearances after signing from Brentford in 2015.
Wigan Athletic can confirm that striker Will Grigg has completed a £4million move to Sky Bet League One side Sunderland, subject to EFL and FA approval.
Grigg, 27, has had an incredible three-and-a-half years at the DW Stadium and leaves the club having scored 65 goals in 150 appearances after signing from Brentford in 2015.
The Northern Ireland international has enjoyed some memorable moments throughout his three-year stay at the DW, including the winning goal against Manchester City in the Emirates FA Cup last season and the title-winning strike at Doncaster Rovers in May.
The club have reluctantly agreed to allow Grigg to move to the Stadium of Light, with manager Paul Cook saying:
“The club desperately wanted to keep Will but this is an offer we simply couldn’t refuse.
“This comes with so much emotional attachment because Will is so popular with our supporters and is somebody who has given everyone associated with the club so many great moments during, not just my time as the club’s manager, but throughout his three-and-a-half years at Wigan Athletic.
“We all wish Will the very best for the future.”