Dion Rankine has today completed a permanent move to Wigan Athletic.

The Cobham graduate, who joined us from Cambridge United aged 14 in 2016, moves on from Chelsea to embark on a new chapter of his career after agreeing a permanent move to the League One club.

The versatile winger or wing-back impressed in his first Football League loan last season, featuring on a regular basis for Exeter City in League One, and now continues his footballing journey at the same level with the Latics.

Chelsea and Wigan have had recent history, with skipper Reece James and former defender Dujon Sterling having both enjoyed successful loans with the Lancashire club.

Rankine featured for the first-team in a mid-season friendly against Aston Villa in December 2022, coming on as a substitute in Abu Dhabi as the season paused for the World Cup in Qatar.

Best of luck for the future, Dion!