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Wigan Athletic sign Manchester City's Emyr Huws on loan

22 July 2014

Wigan Athletic have signed Wales midfielder Emyr Huws on a six-month loan deal from Manchester City ahead of the new Sky Bet Championship season.

The highly-rated 19-year-old made his senior debut for the Blues in January's FA Cup replay at home to Blackburn before going on to score twice in 17 games during a stint with Birmingham - including the Midlands club's goal of the season.

Huws, who came through the youth set-up at Swansea prior to moving to Manchester in 2009, also represented his country in a 3-1 win over Iceland and a World Cup warm-up loss to Holland.

"City are looking for Emyr to develop and, as we have demonstrated in the past, top young players are able to come to us and improve, both on the field with regular playing time, but also off the field in terms of absorbing our first-team training culture and discipline and helping them to improve every facet of their professional life," Rosler told Wigan's official website.

"He is a very exciting player, I know him after working with him during a short spell I spent at City's Academy in 2010-11 and he is clearly a very talented young player who has already broken through to the national squad, plus has played in the Championship.

"He is a silky left footer, versatile, who can dictate play with his passing, but who does not shy away from the physical demands of the Championship."

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