Reece James: Defender moves to Wigan from Manchester United

Reece James
Reece James made 13 appearances in the Championship last season

League One side Wigan Athletic have signed Manchester United defender Reece James on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

The 21-year-old spent time on loan in the Championship last season at Rotherham and Huddersfield, and had a stint at Carlisle in 2013.

He made his only appearance for the Reds in their 4-0 loss to MK Dons in the League Cup last season.

"Reece is a young player with a bright future," said Wigan boss Gary Caldwell.

"He has been schooled by one of the best academies around and has impressed both at under-21 level and whilst on loan," he told the club website.external-link

"He is another who will strengthen competition on that left side, and has played as a full-back, or in a wing back role. Once again, there were clubs after him so we're delighted to add him to the squad."

James becomes the 11th new arrival at the DW Stadium this summer following their relegation from the Championship last season.

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