Devante Cole: Motherwell sign Wigan forward on six-month loan

Motherwell make son of former Manchester United and England striker their seventh signing.
Motherwell make son of former Manchester United and England striker their seventh summer signing.

Motherwell hope "natural finisher" Devante Cole can add "real firepower" to their attacking after signing a six-month loan deal from Wigan Athletic.

Cole, 24, is the son of ex-Manchester United and England striker Andrew and is Motherwell's seventh summer signing.

A Manchester City academy graduate, he joined Wigan from Fleetwood in January 2018 but is yet to start a game for the Championship club.

"I'm looking forward to getting started at Motherwell," Cole said.

"The manager has told me that he's looking for pace, creativity and goals and I'm hoping to bring that to the team."

Cole has scored 40 goals in 103 career starts with Barnsley, MK Dons, Bradford, Fleetwood and Burton Albion.

"Devante is one we've been tracking for quite some time, so we're really pleased to have got it over the line," said Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson.

"He's quick and his stats prove he is a natural finisher. Crucially, he's also adept at playing wider and some of his best football has came from the flanks.

"He also scores all types of goals and we hope he adds real firepower to the top end of the pitch."

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