Wigan Rumors & News

  • Premier League revenues top £2.5 billion

    Fox Sports "Commercial revenue increased by 21% at Premier League clubs in the 2012/13 season and topped £2.5 billion for the first time, according to the Annual Review of Football Finance by Deloitte. However, over 75% of the revenue increase was spent on wages, which rose by £125m (8%) to £1.8billion and..." June 05

  • Spurs starlet Alex Pritchard eyed by Wigan boss Uwe Rosler for loan move

    Daily Mirror "Tottenham starlet Alex Pritchard is wanted on loan by Wigan boss Uwe Rosler. The attacking midfielder has done well away from White Hart Lane in the past and caught Rosler’s eye when he was a loanee at Swindon. Now the Latics boss wants 21-year-old Pritchard to add some skill to his side as..." May 26

  • Wigan are lining up a move to sign West Ham's Jack Collison on loan

    Sky Sports "Wigan boss Uwe Rosler is in the market for midfield reinforcements after losing Ben Watson and Chris McCann to serious injuries recently. A host of midfielders have been linked with moves to the DW Stadium, but it appears Rosler is ready to push through a swoop for Wales international..." March 18

  • West Ham midfielder in line to face Arsenal at Wembley after agreeing Wigan switch

    talkSport "West Ham midfielder Jack Collison is set to join Wigan Athletic on loan until the end of the season and could even play in the FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal. Collison has failed to secure a regular first-team place at Upton Park and has already been sent out on loan to Bournemouth this..." March 17

  • Wigan sack manager Owen Coyle after fans revolt over third home loss in a week

    Daily Mirror "Owen Coyle has been sacked by Wigan, as owner Dave Whelan reacted to fan power an hour after a home defeat. Latics lost at the DW Stadium on Sunday for the third time in a week - this time to Derby - and some fans turned on Coyle after a horror first half-hour when they conceded three soft..." December 02

  • Coyle sacked by Wigan as Scot becomes third manager to get the axe in just one day

    Daily Mail "Owen Coyle has been sacked by Wigan after owner Dave Whelan reacted to fan displeasure following the home defeat to Derby County. Wigan lost at the DW Stadium on Sunday for the third time in a week and Coyle met Whelan afterwards for crisis talks where it was decided to end the Scot's brief..." December 01

  • Wigan swoop for United youngster Keane but Albrighton expected to return to Villa

    Daily Mail "Wigan will complete the temporary transfer of Will Keane in the next 24 hours but have been thwarted in their efforts to extend Marc Albrighton’s loan from Aston Villa. Manager Owen Coyle confirmed that Manchester United centre-back Keane is heading to the DW Stadium until January, at least,..." November 28

  • Park-Chu Young's Arsenal wages sinking transfer to Wigan on loan

    Daily Mirror "Arsenal outcast Park Chu-Young’s move to Wigan is on the rocks - because of the size of the reserve striker’s wages. The South Korean is keen to go to Owen Coyle’s club on loan with a debut against high-flying Blackpool lined up for Saturday. However the Gunners' forgotten star is on close..." October 16

  • Watford and Wigan set to do battle over young Chelsea star Chalobah

    Daily Mirror "Chelsea’s England starlet Nathaniel Chalobah is the subject of a transfer tussle between promotion rivals Watford and Wigan. Under-21 star Chalobah missed out on Premier League loans to Sunderland and Crystal Palace and will now be moved to a top Championship team. Watford want Chalobah back..." September 05

  • Newcastle target James McCarthy transfer as a way to replace Cabaye

    Daily Mirror "Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has lined up Wigan midfielder James McCarthy to fill Yohan Cabaye's shoes. Pardew has joined Everton in the battle to sign the Republic of Ireland international with the relegated FA Cup winners' chairman Dave Whelan demanding around £15m. Everton's ex-Latics boss..." August 28

  • Man United wins Community Shield 2-0 over Wigan Athletic

    Fox Sports "Robin van Persie's double provided David Moyes with his first trophy as Manchester United manager following a comfortable 2-0 win over Wigan Athletic at Wembley in the Community Shield. Last season's leading scorer headed United in front after just six minutes and his deflected effort before..." August 11

  • James McClean: Sunderland winger in Wigan Athletic talks

    BBC "Wigan are close to making James McClean their 10th summer signing after Sunderland accepted an undisclosed fee for the Republic of Ireland winger. He could join up with the Latics before they face Manchester United in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday. The 24-year-old moved to..." August 07

  • Grant Holt enticed to Wigan by Europa League opportunity

    BBC "Striker Grant Holt has said the chance to play European football with Wigan convinced him to join the Latics from Norwich for a fee in the region of £2m. Wigan were relegated from the Premier League in May, but will play in the Europa League next season after winning the FA Cup - their first..." July 10

  • Everton signs Wigan defender Alcaraz

    Fox Sports "New Everton manager Roberto Martinez has been reunited with his second former Wigan player in as many days after defender Antolin Alcaraz signed for the Toffees. The 30-year-old Paraguay international, a free agent after his contract with the relegated Latics expired, has agreed a two-year deal..." July 09

  • Wigan Athletic sign Norwich striker on three-year deal

    BBC "Wigan have signed striker Grant Holt from Norwich on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee. Holt, 32, joined the Canaries from Shrewsbury in 2009 and scored eight goals in 38 appearances last season. He becomes Owen Coyle's seventh summer signing as the new Wigan boss prepares for the..." July 08