Transfer news: Wigan boss Uwe Rosler excited by four new signings
Last Updated: 02/09/14 3:51pm
Uwe Rosler: Believes Wigan’s new players will shine at the DW Stadium
Wigan Athletic boss Uwe Rosler has paid tribute to his new recruits after signing four players on Deadline Day.
Striker Andy Delort joined from French club Tours and midfielder Adam Forshaw arrived from Brentford, while William Kvist signed on a free transfer.
Emyr Huws, meanwhile, completed a permanent move from Manchester City after linking up with the club on loan earlier in the transfer window.
Rosler is delighted with the club’s business and believes each player will bring some important qualities to his squad.
He told the club’s official website: “First of all, I want to say that Adam was always my number one target as a permanent replacement for Jordi Gomez.
"Our patience has been rewarded and we have got a fantastic young player at the right age and the right price for Wigan Athletic."
Speaking about Forshaw’s fellow midfielder, Kvist, Rosler added: “He is a top international midfielder in the prime of his career and we are absolutely delighted to be able to sign him.
“He will add great experience, knowledge of the position and of course competition in our midfield area.”
Rosler is looking forward to working with Delort after identifying the 22-year-old as a special talent.
“Andy is such an exciting player,” said the boss. “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.
“He is a player who wants to play in the English Premier League and he wants to do that here in Wigan so we are delighted to sign him.”
On 20-year-old midfielder Huws, Rosler added: “Emyr has impressed everyone since arriving at the club, and we feel that he can have a major role to play in the future of the club.
“Everybody can see what a very talented player Emyr is, and from the first training session with us leading through to the games he has played, he has been very good.”