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Caldwell seals Latics switch
13 Jan 2010 - 13:45:44
Wigan Athletic have sealed the signing of Scotland centre-half Gary Caldwell from Celtic in a deal reported to be worth around £1million.
The 27-year-old had been with the Bhoys since the summer of 2006, having started his career with Newcastle United before heading to Scotland to join Hibernian in January 2004.
Caldwell scored six times in 151 appearances for Celtic in all competitions, while he has also won 36 caps for his country to date.
He has penned a four-and-a-half year contract with the Latics and boss Roberto Martinez is expecting Caldwell to make a big impact.
He told the club's official website: "Gary is a leader and he is exactly the right character we need at the club.
"He is a winner and will becoming a huge asset for Wigan Athletic. He is a commanding defender who will lead by example on and off the pitch.
"He has been part of a winning team at Celtic and brings with him great experience, having won league titles and cups and played in the Champions League."