Martyn Waghorn: Wigan sign Leicester striker on permanent deal

Martyn Waghorn

Wigan Athletic have signed on-loan striker Martyn Waghorn on a permanent basis from Leicester City.

The 24-year-old has scored three times in nine appearances since joining the Latics in January.

Under Football League rules, long-term loans can be turned into permanent deals outside a transfer window.

Waghorn is out of contract at Leicester, the Championship leaders, in the summer and he has agreed a three-year deal with Uwe Rosler's side.

"Martyn has impressed us all since he arrived in January," Rosler told the club website.external-link

"On the pitch he has added something different, scoring and assisting crucial goals and he gives us another tremendous option from set-pieces.

"Off the pitch he has a real professional attitude, he works hard and has fitted in perfectly to the dressing room.

"I am delighted we have been able to get a young English player with a proven track record on a free. I am sure he will keep helping us this season and become a real crowd favourite."