Ex-Celtic defender Thomas Rogne signs for Wigan

Thomas Rogne: Wigan deal confirmed after Celtic departure. Picture: SNS

Thomas Rogne: Wigan deal confirmed after Celtic departure. Picture: SNS

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WIGAN Athletic have signed Thomas Rogne on a free transfer after the expiry of the Norwegian’s contract with Celtic.

• Thomas Rogne signs three year deal with FA Cup holders Wigan

• Rogne rejected new terms from Celtic for English switch

Rogne signed a three-year deal at the DW Stadium after rejecting terms to stay at Parkhead.

The 23-year-old, capped twice by Norway, played 50 league games for the club over three seasons before his move to last season’s FA Cup winners.

Rogne is Owen Coyle’s third summer recruit following the arrivals of Chris McCann and Stephen Crainey.

“It’s feels great to have joined the club,” Rogne told the club’s official website.

“The process was quite short which was good and I’m looking forward to getting started now.

“It’s an exciting chapter for me; English football is something special and being Norwegian we follow the game over here very closely, so to be a part of it makes me very happy.”

Celtic, who signed Rogne from Stabaek in 2010, will receive no fee for the player because he now falls outside the age bracket for a fee for an international deal.

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