Deadline Day: Liveblog


Sheffield United join Preston North End on a loan bid for Wigan’s Fraser FYVIE, accepted.

17 deals done so far, £78m spent. Highlights of window so far:

  • Jesus ZAVALA, Monterray -> Newcastle, £9.25m
  • Lucas BIGLIA, Anderlecht -> Newcastle, £7m
  • Leighton BAINES, Everton -> Paris St Germain, £16.75m
  • Aiden McGEADY, Spartak Moscow -> Manchester United, £23m

Jamie McCORMACK leaves Wigan for Port Vale on loan (a full Wigan loan roundup to follow).
Wigan Athletic confirm capture of 17-year old Alex SERRANO from Sporting Lisbon for £775k.

BBC MANCHESTER: “Speculation perists than Antolin Alcaraz could be leaving DW Stadium before the end of the day, with interest from at least one club reported. Can we expect any movement on this front?”

WIGAN ATHLETIC: “If there’s sufficient and appropriate interest, then perhaps there will be some movement.”

Josh LANGLEY has moved to Crewe on loan.

BBC MANCHESTER: “Our sources claim that you have made a bid for Fiorentina’s Manuel Pasqual, but haven’t yet received a response. How hopeful are you of concluding a deal?”

WIGAN ATHLETIC: “It’s out of out hands for the time being, and that doesn’t leave me feeling particularly confident.”


BBC MANCHESTER: “How seriously has your transfer budget been depleted by the sort of deals you’ve made this transfer window? Is there more to come today or have you run out of money?”

WIGAN ATHLETIC: “The bank isn’t completely empty, though a big chunk certainly came out for these deals.

Manuel Pasqual has joined Olympiakos on loan, with a future agreed fee.

BBC MANCHESTER: “With the news that David Jones has submitted a transfer request, will you actively be shopping him or will you be waiting for the market to come to you?”

WIGAN ATHLETIC: “I’ve had preliminary discussions and ideas about potential deals. we’re going to be active on this one.”

Inter Milan’s Kenyan midfielder McDonald MARIGA has had a work permit approved and moves to Wigan Athletic on loan until the end of the season.
David Jones, transfer listed at Wigan, has told the Wigan management that he will only accept a move to St Mirren if WAFC pay £9.25k per week until his contract ends in the summer of 2014. Naturally, the Wigan board refuse.

David Jones rejects a loan move to Charlton.
Antolin Alcaraz, subject to a contract offer from Galatasary, walks away from the deal.
Wigan are appealing a decision not to grant a work permit to Mexican full back Orlando Pineda.

Antolin ALCARAZ will join Vitesse Arnhem in the summer transfer window after agreeing terms.

Loan talk surrounding David Jones, Albert Crusat and Rakish Bingham.

Window slams shut. Late deal: Jelle VOSSEN, Genk -> Fulham, £5.75m



  • Orhan Ademi (Braunschweig) Loan
  • Maxime Schenkel (Nice) £12k
  • Reginaldo (siena) £525k
  • Alex Serrano (Sporting Lisbon) £775k
  • Scott Tanser (Rochdale) £16k
  • McDonald Mariga (Inter) Loan: £35k/m
  • Alex Lacey (Luton Town) £55k [June 2013]


  • Maynor Figueroa (Reading) £2.9m
  • Callum Morris (Aldershot) Loan
  • Rob Kiernan (Port Vale) Loan
  • Jordan Mustoe (Burton Albion) Loan
  • Fraser Fyvie (Sheffield United) Loan
  • Jamie McCormack (Port Vale) Loan
  • Josh Langley (Crew Alexandra) Loan

Here’s the Wigan Athletic Premier League squad, after registrations on deadline day: