Lower-league side Wigan Athletic have completed the signing of Nigerian-born centre-back Emeka Obi on a professional contract until June 2020.

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According to the Championship side, Obi, 17, impressed in the club’s Academy and hence was offered a professional deal.

“We have been tracking Emeka over the past couple of seasons and we are delighted to bring Emeka to Wigan Athletic on a professional contract,” the club’s Head of Academy, Gregor Rioch, said, according to Wigan website.

“Emeka is an exciting talent who has been monitored by a number of Premier League clubs and has settled in really well at Wigan Athletic.

“As a Central Defender, he is one of the brightest prospects of his age in the Country.”