Four in, one out for Latics on deadline day

New signing Adam Forshaw with Uwe Rosler
New signing Adam Forshaw with Uwe Rosler
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WIGAN Athletic signed four players but said goodbye to FA Cup winner James McArthur on a busy transfer deadline day.

Brentford midfielder Adam Forshaw and French striker Andy Delort (pictured) were finally confirmed as Latics players while Danish midfielder William Kvist also arrived at the DW Stadium.

Wigan Athletic transfer deadline day September 1 2014''New boy Andy Delort from Tours

Wigan Athletic transfer deadline day September 1 2014''New boy Andy Delort from Tours

Emyr Huws, who has been on loan at Wigan for the first part of the season, has now joined the club on a permanent basis.

Meanwhile McArthur left for Crystal Palace in a deal believed to be in the region of £7m.

Uwe Rosler took young midfielder Forshaw from Everton to Brentford two-and-a-half years ago, and the pair are now reunited at the DW.

Latics had a third offer for the player accepted last Monday but, with Everton holding a sizeable sell-on, the deal has taken a week to negotiate and rubber-stamp.

Wigan Player James McArthur Goal

Wigan Player James McArthur Goal

He has signed a four-year-deal at Wigan, much to the delight of Rosler: “First of all, I want to say that Adam was always my number one target as a permanent replacement for Jordi Gomez.

“We are all therefore delighted that he is joining us. Of course he is a player I know well, I initially loaned him during my time at Brentford and he gained his first regular league football experience there under me.”

French striker Delort, who was paraded at the DW Stadium on Saturday, also signed.

Rosler said: “Andy is such an exciting player. He lives to score and from the moment that Tony Coton first spotted him last season playing for Tours, there was a real desire to bring him to our club.

“We have managed to bring in a proven goal scorer at the right age for under £3million and that is a testament to our club but especially to the player, his family and his agent.”

Also joining is Danish midfielder Kvist from German outfit Stuttgart, on a free transfer and a one-year deal.

The 29-year-old has represented his country at every level from the age of 16 and will win his 48th full cap if he plays against Turkey this week.

Talking about his third deadline day capture, Rosler said: “William is a player I know from my time in Norway, when Lillestrom faced Copenhagen in the Scandinavian Royal League final. He is a top international midfielder in the prime of his career and we are absolutely delighted to be able to sign him.”

The final signing, confirmed just before the 11pm deadline, was that of Huws who turned his loan deal from 2013 FA Cup finalists Manchester City into a four-year permanent one.

The Welsh midfielder said: “I have really enjoyed my time at Wigan Athletic and working with Uwe Rosler, where I think the future is bright and a place I can really develop.

“I need to thank him for believing in me and I also need to thank everyone at Manchester City who have played a part in my development over the years. I now look forward to the challenge ahead as we pursue a return to the Barclays Premier League.”

Meanwhile McArthur, who had looked set to join Leicester last week only for the deal to fall through at the last minute, has joined Crystal Palace.

A popular player with fans, players and club staff alike, the Scot tweeted his appreciation to Wigan: “Thanks to @LaticsOfficial for an amazing 4 years. They will always have a place in my heart but time for new chapter with crystal palace”.