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Michael Jacobs completes Wigan move

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Wolves midfielder Michael Jacobs has completed his expected move to Wigan Athletic.


The 23-year-old starred in Wolves' League One title triumph in 2013-14, but fell out of favour last season and was loaned to Blackpool.

Jacobs was offered a chance to stake a claim for a place in Kenny Jackett's first team squad at the start of this pre-season, but Wolves have elected to sell.

The Wolves chief added that Wigan had made a "very good offer" for a player who was in the last 12 months of his Molineux contract.

Jackett said of the departing Jacobs: ""He didn't get the game time last year that he perhaps wanted.

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"They found him that position behind the striker was one where I generally favoured an attacker and a different player. We do wish him all the best and I'm sure a move to Wigan is the right one.

""It's the right one for us financially and also for him to drop down to League One and build up again by guaranteeing first-team football."

Former Derby wide man Jacobs has signed a three-year deal at the DW Stadium. Latics boss Gary Caldwell said: "I'm really pleased we've got this one over the line.

"Michael knows this league well, and knows what it takes to be successful at this level having played at Wolves when they were promoted in 2014.

"He is a potential match winner on his day and will add terrific competition to the squad, which is now starting to take shape."