Martyn Waghorn has completed his permanent move to Wigan Athletic, having impressed since joining on loan two months ago.
The 24-year-old joined the Latics on 31 January, having only made two substitute appearances for parent club Leicester City during a first half of the season which also saw him take in a three-month spell at Millwall. Having scored three goals in nine matches for the DW Stadium club, he has now signed a permanent contract.
A statement from Leicester read: “Striker Martyn Waghorn has today completed a permanent transfer to Wigan Athletic. As Martyn joined Wigan on a standard loan in January, his permanent transfer is able to be completed outside of the transfer window. The move brings to an end Martyn’s near-five year association with Leicester City.
“He initially arrived on a season-long loan from Sunderland in August 2009, before making the move permanent the following summer. Leicester City would like to place on record its thanks to Martyn for his contribution to the Club during his time at King Power Stadium and wish him the very best of luck in the future.”
Waghorn is ineligible for Wigan’s FA Cup semi-final date with Arsenal next weekend, having already played in the competition for the Foxes earlier this season. He will, though, play a key role in their bid to earn an instant return to the Premier League, and he will make his 10th appearance for Uwe Rosler’s side against Leeds United on Saturday.