Wigan have signed midfielder Kim Bo-kyung on a free transfer until the end of the season.

Kim previously played under Latics manager Malky Mackay at Cardiff before becoming the centre of the text scandal that resulted in an FA investigation. The 25 year-old made 64 appearances for the Bluebirds before terminating his contract by mutual consent last month.

Kim joins Wigan at a time when Mackay is looking for his first win since Boxing Day. Kim also has 30 caps for South Korea under his belt and told the club website:

I am very happy to be joining up with the gaffer again. I really enjoyed working with him in the past and he helped me so much in my career.

The text message scandal surrounding Kim erupted after Mackay had been sacked as Cardiff manager and cost him the chance to become Crystal Palace manager. It is believed that Kim will go straight into the squad for the visit of AFC Bournemouth once international clearance has gone through. Bo-Kyung will be 42 year old Scot’s eighth signing at the club.




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