Monday 16 July 2012

Wigan complete Fyvie signing

Highly-rated midfielder signs three-year contract with Barclays Premier League club

Midfielder Fraser Fyvie made over 60 appearances for Scottish side Aberdeen

Wigan Athletic have completed the signing of highly-rated midfielder Fraser Fyvie from Scottish Premier League side Aberdeen.

The 19-year-old has signed a three-year deal after moving to the Barclays Premier League club for an undisclosed fee.

Fyvie is the first signing of the summer for Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez.

"For such a young player he's played a lot of games in the SPL at a high standard"
- Roberto Martinez

"I'm excited because we're signing such a strong character and a great personality at just 19 years of age," Martinez told the club's official website.

"He's got a tremendous future in his hands and we're all delighted that he's making a big step forward in his career here at Wigan Athletic.

"He's a bright young man and will have a good environment here in which to develop with players that have been through similar experiences and of course our fans who I know will make him feel very welcome and allow him to develop over the coming months.

"Technically he's very gifted, enjoys playing in the midfield where he can cover large areas, he's very powerful off the ball and in possession is someone who can read the tempo of the game very well."

Fyvie became the youngest player to start for Aberdeen when he made his debut for the club in 2008 aged 16.

He missed most of the 2010/11 season because of a cruciate ligament injury but he returned last year to make 33 appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals.

Martinez added: "You have to remember that for such a young player he's played a lot of games in the SPL at a high standard which shows his maturity."

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Key Points

  • Midfielder Fraser Fyvie joins Wigan Athletic from Aberdeen
  • Teenager signs a three-year contract after moving for an undisclosed fee
  • Manager Roberto Martinez says Fyvie has a tremendous future