Latics sign City starlet

Emyr Huws challenges with Shaun Maloney at St Andrews last year

Emyr Huws challenges with Shaun Maloney at St Andrews last year

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WIGAN Athletic have snapped up the signing of Welsh international Emyr Huws from Manchester City.

Uwe Rosler has gone back to his old club for the teenager, who played against Latics while on loan with Birmingham last season.

The midfielder has joined on a six-month loan deal and will now leave City’s pre-season trip in the USA to link up with his new team-mates for their tour of Germany.

Rosler told the club’s website: “City are looking for Emyr to develop and as we have demonstrated in the past, top young players are able to come to us and improve, both on the field with regular playing time, but also off the field in terms of absorbing our first team training culture and discipline and helping them to improve every facet of their professional life.

“He is a very exciting player, I know him after working with him during a short spell I spent at City’s Academy in 2010-11 and he is clearly a very talented young player who has already broken through to the national squad, plus has played in the Championship.

“He is a silky left footer, versatile, who can dictate play with his passing, but who does not shy away from the physical demands of the Championship.”

Huws scored twice in 17 appearances at Birmingham City last season, including an absolute screamer at Middlesbrough which won the Championship side’s goal of the season award.

He almost netted against Wigan at St Andrews but for a wonder save from Scott Carson.