Transfer Deadline Day: Wigan sign Ojo, Bong & Clarke

Sheyi Ojo
Sheyi Ojo was on the Liverpool bench for the Premier League games against Burnley and Leicester

Championship side Wigan Athletic have signed Liverpool academy winger Sheyi Ojo and Wolves striker Leon Clarke on loan for the rest of the season.

Ojo, 17, joined the Reds from MK Dons in 2011 and has been on Liverpool's bench twice while Clarke, 29, has scored twice this season for Wolves.

Meanwhile, Cameroon international left-back Gaetan Bong has signed a short-term deal until the end of the season.

And forward Andy Delort has returned to his former club FC Tours.

The 23-year-old, who joined the Latics in August, will remain with the French club until the end of the season.

Bong, 26, was a free agent after leaving Greek side Olympiakos and impressed during a trial spell.

"I'm delighted Gaetan has agreed to join us," said Latics manager Malky Mackay.

"He impressed me a lot during the week. He is a terrific athlete, his professionalism stood out immediately and I believe he will be a very good addition to the squad."

Gaetan Bong
Gaetan Bong played for Cameroon in the 2010 World Cup

England Under-18 international Ojo can play on the right or left side of midfield.

"I have watched him and was excited by what I saw in terms of his pace, touch and awareness," continued Mackay.

"I spoke to [Liverpool manager] Brendan Rodgers at length about Sheyi and we both agreed that this is the next stage of his development.

"Brendan sees him as a Liverpool player of the future and will take him into his squad in the summer."

Meanwhile, Wigan have cancelled the contract of midfielder Fraser Fyvie by mutual consent, and he has joined Hibernian.

The 21-year-old Scot made 11 appearances for the Latics after joining them from Aberdeen in 2012, and also had loan spells at Yeovil and Shrewsbury.

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