Date of birth
Powerful Egyptian international central midfielder with an eye for the spectacular goal
Sam Morsy signed for Latics in a two and a half year deal from Chesterfield in January 2016, for an undisclosed fee, which was extended by a year until 2019 in January 2017.
After making his debut against his former club Port Vale at the end of January, Morsy added a further 15 appearances in 2015-16 – ending up on the losing side on just one occasion as Latics lost 3-1 at Doncaster Rovers, and scoring his debut goal for the club with a superb effort in a 4-1 win at Swindon Town.
He was surprisingly loaned out to Barnsley in August 2016 – making 14 appearances for The Tykes – before being recalled to Latics in January 2017 by then Manager Warren Joyce and agreeing terms on an extended deal. He marked his return in fine style, with a man-of the match performance in the Emirates FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest and scoring in the 2-1 Sky Bet Championship home win over Brentford.
He went on to play a further 15 league games for Latics in 2016-17.
CAREER SO FAR
Born in Wolverhampton to an Egyptian father Morsy began at the Wolves academy but was picked up by Port Vale at the age of 16 and came through their youth system to play 71 times for the Valiants. He switched to Chesterfield in 2013 and 99 league appearances for the Spireites as a virtual everpresent until his move to the DW Stadium.
He made his Egypt debut in August 2016 whilst a Latics player, coming on a second half substitute against Guinea.