Sam Morsy commits future to Wigan until 2019
Egypt international Sam Morsy has signed a new two-and-a-half-year contract at the DW Stadium, the English club have announced.
Morsy was recalled from his loan spell at Barnsley this month, and Barnsley’s manager has revealed that his club have agreed fee to sign the Egyptian, but Morsy committed his future to the Latics.
The Egyptian international spent the first-half of the season at Barnsley and made 14 appearances for them, providing three assists, before being recalled by Wigan Athletic two weeks ago.
“Sam is my type of player, and he has been excellent in the last two games,” said Wigan Athletic manager Joyce.
“I made it clear to him on the phone when I first came to the club and when we met in person on his return that I wanted him here and I thank the club for backing my judgement and offering him a new deal.
“We are delighted that all the speculation can end now and that Sam can focus on giving 100% for Wigan Athletic,” he concluded.
Chairman David Sharpe said: “Sam has shown us since signing for us last January and returning this January what he can bring to the team and Warren (Joyce) asked us to do everything we could to make him stay with us.
“He is the type of player Warren and myself want at this club. We are delighted to be able to offer this new deal to Sam and also that he has shown commitment to us in return by signing it.
“We can now draw a line under this issue and move on.”
The Egyptian has joined the 2012–13 FA cup winners in January 2016 from Chesterfield, helping them getting promoted to the Championship, but former manager Gary Caldwell decided to loan him to Barnsley last summer.
— Wigan Athletic (@LaticsOfficial) January 16, 2017
“I had a great time at Barnsley but, as soon as I came back earlier this month, the manager here outlined straight away what he wants, his vision for the club and that’s something I want to be a part of.
“The manager here has been great with me and really pushed for this and I do believe there could be some really exciting times ahead for the club.
“The ultimate aim this season is to survive in the Sky Bet Championship, I think we can do that and then kick on in the future.
“The support I have seen from the fans on social media, the reception I had against Forest and at Burton too has been amazing. It feels really good to be wanted and I just want to help the club climb the table,” he concluded.
It’s worth mentioning that Barnsley are currently tenth in the Championship, while Wigan are 23rd, five points away from the safe zone.
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