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Ireland U21 international Jack Byrne leaves Man City to join Wigan

The Dubliner has ended his five-year association with the Eastlands outfit.

IRELAND U21 INTERNATIONAL Jack Byrne has left Man City to join Wigan on a permanent deal, it has been confirmed, in a move subject to EFL and FA clearance.

The 20-year-old St Kevin’s Boys youth product ends a five-year association with the Eastlands outfit, having failed to make the breakthrough at first-team level.

The Dubliner, who has trained with Ireland’s senior squad in the past, joins the Latics on a three-and-a-half year deal.

Byrne previously had a successful loan spell at SC Cambuur in Holland last year, but found life more difficult in a temporary deal at Blackburn Rovers earlier this season, appearing just four times in the Championship for Owen Coyle’s side.

“Jack is one for the long-term,” Wigan boss Warren Joyce told the club’s official site. “A really hungry player who we feel can develop here over the next few seasons, a real talent.”

The Latics were promoted to the Championship last season and are currently 22nd in the table.

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