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Wigan snap up Kvist on a free

Wigan Athletic have confirmed the signing of Danish midfielder William Kvist.

Kvist, who spent the final three months of last season on loan at Fulham, leaves German club VFB Stuttgart having struggled to hold down a first-team spot at the Bundesliga side this current campaign.

The 29-year-old moves to the DW Stadium on a free-transfer and will sign a one-year deal subject to Football League and international clearance

A defensive midfielder, he has collected 47 caps for Denmark, and Latics boss Uwe Rosler is delighted with his latest acquisition.

He told the Wigan website: "William is a player I know from my time in Norway, when Lillestrom faced Copenhagen in the Scandinavian Royal League final.

"He is a top international midfielder in the prime of his career and we are absolutely delighted to be able to sign him.

"He knows the football culture in this country having played here for Fulham last season and we are fortunate that we have been able to get him at this stage of his career.

"He will add great experience, knowledge of the position and of course competition in our midfield area. We are delighted to bring him on board."