Luton Town have announced the signing of winger Callum McManaman from Wigan Athletic on a free transfer.
28-year-old McManaman is the club’s first signing after promotion to the Championship and first under new manager Graeme Jones. He will officially move from Lancashire to Bedfordshire on expiry of contract on July 1.
McManaman had been a second spell with Wigan, having joined the club’s academy at 16 after being released by Everton. He made his debut on the final day of the 2008-09 season in the Premier League, but had to wait until the 2012-13 season before becoming a first team regular, during which time he also spent time on loan with Blackpool.
The winger was named Man of the Match in the 2013 FA Cup Final as Wigan shocked big spenders Manchester City, and would also play for the club in the Europa League during the 2013-14 season.
McManaman left Wigan to join West Bromwich Albion in January 2015, before being loaned out to Sheffield Wednesday in 2016-17 and then sold to Sunderland at the start of the season 2017-18.
The winger then re-joined Wigan on a one year deal in 2018 but will leave the DW Stadium after a more difficult spell at the club.
McManaman will be reunited with Jones at Kenilworth Road, as Jones worked among Roberto Martinez’s coaching staff at the club in Lancashire between 2009 and Martinez’s departure following the club’s relegation from the Premier League & FA Cup win in 2013.