Kilbane agrees three-year deal with Wigan
Kevin Kilbane has completed a move to Wigan from Everton.
The Republic of Ireland international has signed a three-year contract with the Latics exactly three years since he joined the Toffees from Sunderland in a £1million deal.
Kilbane becomes the ninth new player to arrive at the JJB Stadium this summer.
Wigan boss Paul Jewell said: 'I am delighted Kevin has agreed to come on board.
'He is another real quality acquisition for us, a highly-experienced player who has seen it all at Premiership level.
'I have been a long-time admirer because he is a Wigan type of player, committed, athletic, quick and talented.
'He brings something we just haven't got at the club, a naturally left-footed attacking player.
'I have always maintained that I want at least two players for every position and Kevin will now give us a terrific option on the left-hand side.'
The 29-year-old continued: 'Wigan had a terrific season last year, what they achieved was one of the stories of the Premiership.
'They are a highly ambitious club and have made some great signings over the summer.
'Paul Jewell is my type of manager because he likes to be close to the players and now I just want to join up with the rest of the squad and playing my part.'
He added: 'I would like to say a big thank you to everyone at Everton.
'I've had great support from everyone there and there's always a bit of you that's sad to say goodbye when you leave such a great club.
'But I'm a Wigan player now and I'm looking forward to the challenge ahead.'
• Portsmouth striker Svetoslav Todorov has joined Wigan on loan until the end of the season.
The 28-year-old Bulgarian netted for Portsmouth in their 4-0 win at Middlesbrough on Monday but has been allowed to move to the JJB Stadium.
'I have always liked him,' Wigan boss Paul Jewell said.
'He's a pure striker, he lives to put the ball in the back of the net and will hopefully bring us that predatory instinct in front of goal which we have lacked at times in the past.'
He revealed how Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp recommended Todorov.
'Harry speaks ever so highly about him as a player and a person and I am really excited about bringing a player of his nature into the club,' said Jewell.
Todorov arrived at the JJB Stadium as fellow striker David Connolly headed to Sunderland in a £1.9million deal.
Todorov said: 'All I want to do is play and the quality of the squad speaks for itself. Harry Redknapp said I will get on with Paul Jewell because he knows him well and I am looking forward to the challenge ahead.'