Wigan Athletic have pulled off a coup by signing Norwich City striker Grant Holt for an undisclosed fee, believed to be around £2 million.
The thirty-two year old has signed a three-year contract at the DW Stadium and becomes manager Owen Coyle’s seventh signing this summer since taking charge from Roberto Martinez.
Holt joins Thomas Rogne, Stephen Crainey, Scott Carson, James Perch, Marc-Antoine Fortune and Chris McCann in committing their future to the Latics in their quest for an instant return to the Premier League.
For a fee believed to be around £2 million, this is a top signing who can bring goals and leadership to a side lacking in promotion experience from England’s second tier.
News of Holt’s arrival follows the departure of forward Arouna Kone who departed the club today in a £6 million move to Everton.
Holt leaves the Canaries after making 154 appearances for the club scoring 68 goals, including 8 in the Premier League last season.
It has been reported Wigan are looking at Bristol City winger Albert Adomah in their quest to bring an eighth players in the coming days.