Sky Bet League One side Wigan Athletic have signed Michael Jacobs from Wolverhampton Wanderers, a club insider from Wolves has confirmed to Football League World.
Wolves boss Kenny Jackett confirmed the club had accepted an offer from Wigan for the 23-year-old and the winger had been in talks with the Latics over the weekend.
After joining from Derby County, Jacobs made 30 appearances, scoring eight goals, as Jackett’s men won the League One title in style in 2014 but he fell out of favour last season, making just 12 outings.
He caught the eye at Northampton Town, where he began his career, scoring 15 goals in nearly a century of appearances for the Cobblers which led to a £500,000 move to Derby in July 2012.
Wigan boss Gary Caldwell is building a squad capable of bouncing back at the first attempt following their relegation from the Championship last season, and Jacobs’ versatility and experience will make him an ideal player to add to his squad.
Caldwell has made 11 signings so far this summer as he undergoes an overhaul of the squad and has splashed out £1million for Brentford striker Will Grigg, as well as £1m for Manchester United left-back Reece James.
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