Wigan Athletic have completed the signing of Josh Magennis from Hull City on a two-and-a-half year deal.
🤝 Welcome to Wigan Athletic, Josh Magennis!
We are delighted to sign the Northern Ireland striker on a two-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee.
— Wigan Athletic (@LaticsOfficial) January 13, 2022
The 31-year-old has struggled for the Tigers in the Championship this season, managing just two goals in 19 league games. However, he was an influential figure for Grant McCann’s side as they won promotion from League One in the previous campaign, netting 18 times.
With that in mind, landing the Northern Ireland international seems a smart move from the Latics, who are pushing for a return to the second tier.
Whilst Leam Richardson’s men are fourth, they have multiple games in hand on their rivals, but it will still be tough to win promotion given the hectic schedule they will embark on.
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Therefore, Magennis’ arrival makes a lot of sense, as they’ve brought in a proven performer at this level. Here we look at some of the reaction from the support after the transfer was announced…
— Rob Traynor (@Baldie74) January 13, 2022
— Stuart Alker (@stuartalker) January 13, 2022
Happy with that ! https://t.co/rYrG28O7JK
— Scott Martindale (@ScottMart1ndale) January 13, 2022
Most teams only have 20 games left but we have 25… Cue Andy Holt grumbling that it's not fair that we get to play our new signings in the rearranged games…. Should have played us this week @AndyhHolt!
— Gareth Davies (@mrgarethrdavies) January 13, 2022
— The West Stand #wafc (@oSimplyStuart) January 13, 2022
WHAT A SIGNING! This man scored 18 goals last season. McClean, Magennis, Lang and Keane as a front 4… 👏🏻 https://t.co/fPopa8P9Gm
— Knappers (@ftfcknappers) January 13, 2022
Lang, Keane, Wyke, Humphrys and now Magennis. Some goals in there! ⚽️
— Off The Line Blog (@OffTheLineBlog) January 13, 2022