Wigan Athletic have signed Cheyenne Dunkley from Oxford United on a free transfer as confirmed by the club website.
The Latics were relegated from the Sky Bet Championship this season and they knew they needed to strengthen their squad if they wanted to make sure they bounced back to the second tier just as quickly as they did the last time they ended up in this division. And now they have started make headway with their transfer business after completing their first signing of the season.
The first man to sign on the dotted line at the DW Stadium is Dunkley, a defender who had previously played for Oxford. The 25-year-old has impressed for the U’s over the last few years and was key for the side as they battled for a place in the Sky Bet League One play-offs and helped them to get to the final of the Checkatrade Trophy. But while it was reported a few teams were interested in signing him, Dunkley has decided to sign a deal with Wigan and help them in their attempts to get promoted.
After the signing was completed, Wigan head coach Paul Cook said: “Chey has continued to develop his game year on year since he left Crewe after coming through their academy, learning the hard way in non-league and having his best season to date with Oxford United last year and playing over 50 games. He adds more quality to a strong defensive department.”
This is Wigan’s first signing of the summer and they will be looking to press on and sign more players in the next few months.