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Tranmere sign Chris Merrie from Wigan for an undisclosed fee

10 June 2021

Tranmere Rovers are pleased to announce the signing of midfielder Chris Merrie from League One side Wigan Athletic for an undisclosed fee.

The 22-year-old midfielder, who turned down the opportunity to remain at the DW Stadium, is Micky Mellon’s second signing of the summer window.

Merrie, who played 31 times for Wigan last season, including a Papa John’s Trophy match versus Tranmere in November 2020, has signed a two year contract at Prenton Park.

Manager Mellon said: “Chris is a really talented boy. He is a player I know a lot about, and the staff and I are looking forward to working with him.

“It is great to get him into the building. We are trying to build a midfield around the qualities we have with Jay Spearing and someone to play ahead of Jay and get forward and get involved in all of the play.

“Chris also has that appetite to win the ball back again. He played regularly for Wigan last season and they are a great football club. He comes with good pedigree and played in a division higher.

“He is at a great age, and we want to work with him, continue to help him move forward and improving him. He is a really good acquisition for Tranmere.” 

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