Many Wigan Athletic fans have responded on Twitter to news of the signing of David Marshall.
The Scottish goalkeeper signed for the club on a free after he left Hull City due to his contract expiring.
He had been at the Hull since 2016 and went onto play 67 times for the club.
✍️ SIGNING | We are delighted to confirm the signing of @ScotlandNT goalkeeper David Marshall on a two-year deal!
— Wigan Athletic (@LaticsOfficial) July 8, 2019
The 34-year-old is Wigan’s first signing of the summer and joins on a two-year deal.
The keeper has racked up 29 caps for his country – including one last month versus Belgium – and also had a stint in the Premier League when he was playing for Cardiff in 2013/14.
He endured his longest spell at the Bluebirds, playing 291 times for the club and also picking up the Player of the Year award for the club in their Premier League season.
Marshall is a seasoned pro within the Championship, playing a mammoth 366 times and racking up 109 clean sheets.
Speaking to the club website, he said: “I’m just as hungry to play as I ever have been and playing the two games for Scotland in June certainly added to that feeling, as did getting back into the Hull team last season.
“I came down to the club last week to have a look around. I’ve played against the goalkeeper coach Nick Colgan a few times and I know of his reputation as a coach.
“It was great to meet the manager and his staff and they made me feel like this was the best place to be.
“I felt at home straight away and I know some of the lads through previous clubs and from playing for Scotland. It seems the perfect fit.”
Lots of Wigan fans couldn’t hide their excitement, and think it’s a real coup for them. One fan said: “Top signing, well worth the wait,” while another joked: “Announce 97 points and 40 clean sheets.”
Here are some of the best responses below…
Omg yes! Finally! What a signing too! Welcome to the tics!
— Gallen Leung (@GallenLeung) July 8, 2019
Top signing, well worth the wait!
— David Jackson (@davidjackson3) July 8, 2019
Announce 97 points and 40 clean sheets
— jake (@jakepowell_1996) July 8, 2019
Top quality signing this. Hopefully the start of many this summer ????
— Adam O'Neill (@AdamONeillio) July 8, 2019
What a great signing – miles better than Walton. Well done Latics – big statment of intenet and well worth the wait.
Let's get Gallagher and Robinson done next!
— Si (@king_dezeeuw06) July 8, 2019