Wigan Athletic sign Norwich City’s Leon Barnett

Norwich City's Leon Barnett has signed for Wigan Athletic.

Norwich City's Leon Barnett has signed for Wigan Athletic. - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City defender Leon Barnett has joined Wigan Athletic on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

The 27-year-old follows Grant Holt to the Championship side to become Owen Coyle's ninth signing of the summer.

Wigan manager Coyle told the club's official website: 'As manager, to see the desire Leon has to play for Wigan Athletic is tremendous and we're all delighted to have enticed a player of his calibre to our club.

'He has shown his qualities in the Premier League on numerous occasions and has the experience of being successful in a division as tough as the Championship, winning promotion on three separate occasions.

'That kind of experience for someone who is still only 27 years old is fantastic, and I believe that whilst he has much maturity in his play he also has huge potential to become an even better player here at Wigan Athletic.'