Wigan Confirm Pilkington Signing Thursday, 10th Jan 2019 10:29
Wigan Athletic have confirmed the signing of Blues target Anthony Pilkington from Cardiff City on an 18-month contract.
As reported yesterday, Town had made the better financial offer to Pilkington and following talks at Portman Road the Blackburn-born 30-year-old was close to signing for the Blues, but ultimately took the decision to join the Latics for purely personal reasons because his family home is in the North West and he was keen to relocate there.
Town boss Paul Lambert had targeted the Republic of Ireland international wideman after working with him at Norwich, where he signed him from Huddersfield in a £2 million deal almost eight years ago.
Pilkington, who had also been linked with Blackburn, was out of favour at Cardiff, having not played for them since April last year and helping them to win promotion to the Premier League.
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My concern is Wigan,Preston and especially Reading appear to be strengthening with quality and not numbers.No criticism of ME or PL but this window is panning our the way i’d hoped and expected.I thought £M’s would’ve been spent to avoid relegation by the Club.