Transfer news: Manchester City loan Emyr Huws to Wigan Athletic
Last Updated: 05/08/14 6:35pm
Manchester City have loaned midfielder Emyr Huws to Wigan Athletic until January after the youngster signed a new two-year contract with the Premier League champions.
The 20-year-old Wales international, who made his only first-team appearance for City as a late substitute in the 5-0 FA Cup win over Blackburn in January, impressed during a loan spell in the Sky Bet Championship with Birmingham City last season.
And he will now head to the DW Stadium in order to gain further first-team experience with Uwe Rosler's side.
I’m really pleased Emyr has both agreed to stay on at City until 2016 and that he’s taken this opportunity Wigan have offered him.
Patrick Vieira, the head of City's Elite Development Squad, told his club's official website: "I'm really pleased that Emyr is going to continue his development as a player under a manager who knows City so well. Uwe knows perfectly how the club works and how we like to play.
"Emyr is a great talent of this club which he proved on loan at Birmingham City last year - he showed that he can play at Championship level, but this time it will be a different challenge.
"Whereas last year, he was fighting against relegation with Birmingham, this time he's going to a club expecting to win and aiming to win promotion, so I'm really pleased he's both agreed to stay on at City until 2016 and that he's taken this opportunity Wigan have offered him."
Rosler added: "City are looking for Emyr to develop and as we have demonstrated in the past, top young players are able to come to us and improve, both on the field with regular playing time, but also off the field in terms of absorbing our first-team training culture and discipline and helping them to improve every facet of their professional life."