Done Deal: Crystal Palace Break Bank to Sign Wigan Athletic Midfielder James McArthur

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Scottish midfielder becomes latest Neil Warnock signing.

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Crystal Palace have continued their busy transfer deadline day, following up the capture of Zeki Fryers from Tottenham Hotspur on a three-year contract by confirming that they have signed Scottish midfielder James McArthur from Wigan Athletic.


Whilst the fee bringing McArthur to Selhurst Park is officially undisclosed, reports have suggested that it is in the region of £7 million and may have broken the club’s transfer record.

10% of the fee will go to McArthur’s former club Hamilton Academical, the SPL outfit from whom Wigan signed McArthur along with James McCarthy, now of Everton.

Palace have already signed Fryers today and there could yet be more movement at Selhurst Park as new manager Neil Warnock looks to reshape his squad into an outfit capable of maintaining the superb form that was showed under Tony Pulis last season.

The Welshman surprisingly walked out on the club on the eve of the new season, seemingly in a dispute over transfer policy, but the impressive capture of McArthur may well have put any fears that Palace fans over the club’s willingness to spend very much to bed.

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