Liverpool, Aberdeen (loan), Barnsley (loan)
McLaughlin is familiar to manager Steve Robinson from his time with the Northern Ireland set up.
He is a former Liverpool right back/right winger who left the Mersyside club this summer.
He has previously had loan spells with Barnsley and Aberdeen but is hoping to settle at Latics.
McLaughlin has been capped at every Northern Irish level, from under 16 to the national team.