OFFICIAL: Wigan sign Leon Barnett

OFFICIAL: Wigan sign Leon Barnett

A Football Report
OFFICIAL: Wigan sign Leon Barnett

Wigan Athletic have confirmed the signing of Leon Barnett from Norwich City, on a three-year deal.

The 27-year-old defender passed a medical at the DW Stadium to become the club's ninth signing of the summer and manager Owen Coyle was delighted with the deal.

"As manager, to see the desire Leon has to play for Wigan Athletic is tremendous and we're all delighted to have enticed a player of his calibre to our club," he told the club's official website.

"He has shown his qualities in the Premier League on numerous occasions and has the experience of being successful in a division as tough as the Championship, winning promotion on three separate occasions.

"That kind of experience for someone who is still only 27-years-old is fantastic and I believe that whilst he has much maturity in his play he also has huge potential to become an even better player here at Wigan Athletic."

Barnett started  his career at Luton before moving to West Brom in a £2.5m deal in July 2007. He then joined Norwich, in January 2011, but struggled to secure regular action.