Wigan Athletic have completed the signing of striker Charlie Wyke on a free transfer. Wyke left Sunderland at the end of last month following his contract expiring. The Black Cats had offered their top scorer from last season a new deal; however, the big striker rejected the offer and will now try to replicate his form with the Latics next season.
The news of Wyke’s arrival was announced via Wigan’s official website.
Striker Charlie Wyke Joins Wigan Athletic
💙 𝗪𝗲𝗹𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲, 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗹𝗶𝗲!
✍🏼 We are delighted to confirm that Charlie Wyke has joined Wigan Athletic! #wafc🔵⚪️
— Wigan Athletic (@LaticsOfficial) July 7, 2021
Rejected New Sunderland Contract
Sunderland had offered their top scorer from last season a new deal to stay at the Stadium of Light. However, due to his contract expiring this summer, the big striker decided to pursue a career elsewhere. Wyke scored 31 goals for the Black Cats last season as the club failed to gain promotion via the play-offs.
Wyke has agreed a three-year deal at the DW Stadium following his three-year stay on Wearside.
Striker Charlie Wyke Signs for Wigan After Rejecting Other Offers
Former Bradford City striker Wyke had been reportedly been interesting several clubs since his decision to leave Sunderland. Nottingham Forest and Celtic were believed to be amongst those chasing the 28-year-old’s signature. However, they and others have now missed out on the man who hit 31 goals last season in League One.
Following the confirmation of his signing, Wyke spoke of his delight at joining Wigan. He told the Wigan official website: “I’m delighted. I’ve been speaking to the Club for a few weeks and from the day I met the manager, I knew this was the club I wanted to play for.
“The way he (Leam) sold the club to me, and how he said he could get the best out of me, I thought this was the best place for my career going forward.
“The Club ticks all the boxes in terms of how they want to play, the Stadium and the fans. I can’t wait to get started now and hopefully it’s a long, successful spell for me.”
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