Albion complete McManaman deal

Last updated : 28 January 2015 By Iain Bate - Wba-mad Editor

Callum McManaman has become Albion’s first signing of the Tony Pulis era after joining from Wigan Athletic in a deal believed to be worth £4.75m.

The 23-year-old has signed a three-and-a-half year contract after passing a medical at the training ground this morning.

McManaman was part of the Wigan side that won the 2013 FA Cup with the tricky winger also winning the man of the match award in the process.

Baggies boss Tony Pulis spoke of his excitement of landing one of his top transfer targets.

“I’m delighted we’ve got Callum and I believe he will be an exciting addition to our numbers,” he said.                                  

“Callum is a player who can improve our options and I am really looking forward to working with him.”

Albion’s new recruit began his career as a youngster at Everton before making the switch to Athletic. Having made his Premier League debut in 2009 with Wigan, he’s keen to return to top flight and is delighted with his switch to The Hawthorns.

"When the chance came to move to West Bromwich Albion, and return to the Premier League, I couldn't turn it down,” he said.

"This is a great move for me and I hope the Albion fans will get to see the best of me. 

"Albion are a great club, with a good tradition. I can't wait to get going."

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