Callum McManaman has signed a contract extension with Wigan Athletic, Sky Sports understands.
The midfielder was handed his league first start by the Latics last season and was one of the clubs’ star performers as they went all the way in the FA Cup.
He was strongly linked with a move away from Wigan following their relegation to the Championship with Everton, the club where he began his youth career, considering a move.
The season before last, McManaman enjoyed a loan spell with Blackpool, where he scored two goals in fourteen games.
The 22 year old, who made his twenty-eighth league appearance for the North-West club in last night’s goalless draw with Queens Park Rangers, is now committed to the Wigan cause until 2017.
Owen Coyle’s side currently sit thirteenth in the second-tier, seven points of a top-six spot, and are priced at 11/2 to secure an immediate return to the top flight.