Wigan Athletic Confirm Midfielder Will Join Tranmere Rovers

Chris Merrie will leave the club for Tranmere following the expiration of his contract on June 30th, with the two clubs agreeing on a fee.

The midfielder is a product of the Latics Academy, and was Captain of both the Club’s U18 and U23 sides during his progression through our system. 

Merrie made his debut for Latics in the EFL Trophy in 2017, before loan spells at Southport and Altrincham.

Chris’ real emergence into the Latics first team came during last season, with the midfielder playing his part in helping the Club to miraculously survive in League One last season. Chris leaves Latics having made 35 appearances in the first team squad.

As well as his on-the-field efforts, Chris was named the club’s PFA Community Champion for the 2020/21 season after his excellent contribution to the work of Wigan Athletic Community Trust.

A spokesperson for Wigan Athletic said: “The Club would like to thank Chris for his efforts during his time with Wigan Athletic, and wish him all the best for the future”.

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