Young midfielder has committed his long-term future to Wigan Athletic after making Championship debut at the end of the 2018-19 campaign.
- Wigan Athletic midfielder Jensen Weir has committed his long-term future to Wigan Athletic
- Weir, 17, became the club’s youngest ever first-team player, at the age of 15 years and 280 days in November 2017, when he featured in the Checkatrade Trophy against Accrington Stanley
- Academy Manager Gregor Rioch: “This is an immensely proud moment for Jensen and his family and we are delighted that he has the opportunity to build on his excellent progress to date.”
Wigan Athletic are delighted to confirm that young midfielder Jensen Weir has committed his future to the club after agreeing his first professional contract at the DW Stadium, which will see the England youth international remain at the DW Stadium until at least 2021.
17-year-old Weir became the club's youngest ever first-team player, at the age of 15 years and 280 days in November 2017, when he featured in the Checkatrade Trophy against Accrington Stanley.
He has since featured in last season’s Carabao Cup clash at Rotherham United and also our 1-1 draw at Birmingham City in the Championship in April.
An England schoolboy international, Weir represented England’s U17 side at the UEFA U17 European Championships in Ireland this summer, along with Latics teammate Joe Gelhardt.
Academy Manager Gregor Rioch is delighted to see Jensen commit his future to Wigan Athletic.
“This is an immensely proud moment for Jensen and his family and we are delighted that he has the opportunity to build on his excellent progress to date.
“As an academy, we are equally proud of the development Jensen has made and continues to make.
“Jensen is a fantastic young man, an exciting talent and continues to represent the club well at international level.
“This is just the next step on the journey for Jensen who has been with the academy since he was eight years old. I have no doubt he will continue to keep his standards high to ensure he does everything he can to fulfil his dreams and ambitions.”
Wigan Athletic chief executive Jonathan Jackson added:
“We are thrilled to have Jensen continue his development here at Wigan Athletic.
“We are very proud to see Jensen and Joe Gelhardt represent Wigan Athletic at international level with England, as we are when we see any of our players step out to represent their country.
“Jensen has great potential and he will no doubt benefit from working with the first-team throughout pre-season, which is an opportunity he deserves.”