Winger Wildschut flies in

Yanic Wildschut
Yanic Wildschut

WIGAN Athletic have confirmed the loan signing of Yanic Wildschut from Middlesbrough.

The 23-year-old has scored twice in 11 times for his parent club but has struggled to break into the side this season.

An Ajax academy player, the Dutchman went onto play for CC-Venlo, Sc Heerenveen and ADO Den Haag.

“He’s something we definitely haven’t got at the moment,” said Latics boss Gary Caldwell, “we’ve lacked that bit of creativity from the flanks and we were interested as soon as we found out he may be available.

“With his background - coming through at Ajax - he is technically very comfortable and has had 12 months to get used to the pace of the English game. He is a very powerful boy, who stands at over 6ft tall and one we have been admiring from a distance and with him not being involved at the moment, he is looking for game time. Hopefully it will be an arrangement that suits everyone. We look forward to working with him.”