Nigeria’s Emeka Obi signs pro contract with Wigan Athletic

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The 17-year-old central defender has signed a two-year deal having impressed at the Latics’ Academy

Emeka Obi has signed a professional contract with English Championship side Wigan Athletic.

The 17-year-old defender has signed with the DW Stadium giants on a contract through June 2020.

Obi joined Wigan from Bury and has performed well for the club's youth sides, earning him his first pro deal.

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“We have been tracking Emeka over the past couple of seasons and we are delighted to bring Emeka to Wigan Athletic on a professional contract,” said head of academy Gregor Rioch.

“Emeka is an exciting talent who has been monitored by a number of Premier League clubs and has settled in really well at Wigan Athletic.

"As a central defender, he is one of the brightest prospects of his age in the country”.  

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