Wigan have confirmed the signing of Cardiff defender Andrew Taylor, the defender has penned a three-year deal.
The 27-year-old left-back has passed a medical at the DW Stadium and has put pen to paper on a three year deal until the summer of 2017.
On Taylor’s arrival, Latics boss Uwe Rosler said:
“I’m very, very happy to get a player of Andrew’s stature and experience to our football club.
“He was the captain of Malky Mackay’s promotion-winning team, he is a very experienced and reliable player who is at the best stage of his career and I’m looking forward to working with him.
“He has all the qualities in his position that we are looking for; physically, technically he’s very good and tactically he has developed as a player well.
“He’s willing to go forward, participating in our play offensively and he’s another cornerstone in our team for next season.
“The quality he’s shown as a player for Middlesbrough and Cardiff is good but in particularly at Cardiff where he was captain of their promotion-winning team; I think that will do us very well as a team in next season’s campaign, especially when we’re bringing in younger players who need experienced players on the side to develop in the best way.
And Taylor echoed his new manager’s sentiments, stating his desire to take Latics back to the top-flight.
“Wigan Athletic are a big club, with Premier League experience and big aspirations,” he added.
“The manager seems really good and I think his record when he came to the club last season speaks volumes.
“It’s a fresh challenge for me and one I’m very excited about; I had three good years at Cardiff but everything has to come to an end and I’m looking forward to getting started at the DW Stadium.”
Taylor has agreed a move to Wigan