CELTIC defender Thomas Rogne has joined Wigan Athletic on a three-year-deal.
The Norwegian turned 23 yesterday and arrived at the DW Stadium today on a free transfer after turning down a contract extension with SPL champions Celtic. Rogne joins Stepehn Crainey and Chris McCann as Coyle makes no secrect of his desire to galvanise Latics’ defence.
Upon his arrival, Rogne said: “It’s feels great to have joined the club, the process was quite short which was good and I’m looking forward to getting started now.
“It’s an exciting chapter for me; English football is something special and being Norwegian we follow the game over here very closely, so to be a part of it makes me very happy.
“I’ve seen Wigan Athletic play quite a lot when the club was in the Premier League, and obviously the whole of Europe has been speaking about the club after the FA Cup win in May.
“I think many people have been charmed by the way the club is run and how the team plays, so it’s great to be here.”
The 23-year old spent three years at the Parkhead club, making 50 league appearances and scoring two goals for Neil Lennon’s side, after arriving from native team Stabaek in 2010.
At international level, the defender has two caps for the Norwegian senior squad, and this summer helped the Under-21 side reach the semi finals of the European Under-21 Championships in Israel, defeating England in the process.