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Callum Whelan joined Latics on a two-year deal in August 2020 after a successful trial with the club.
He began his career at Manchester United, after his early days in his hometown of Barnsley. Being one of three players shortlisted for the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year award in 2017, he spent a total of 12 years at United and during his time at Old Trafford had a brief spell out on loan at Port Vale.
Whelan left the Red Devils and was quickly snapped up by Watford in August 2019. Making his professional debut in the fourth round of the FA Cup in January 2020, he came on as a substitute in a 3-3 draw with Tranmere Rovers at Vicarage Road, and also started in the replay a few weeks later.
Before his release, the central midfielder spent a considerable amount of time with the first-team throughout last season, gaining valuable experience while also playing for the Under 23s.
Last season, Whelan experienced a lot of senior football which has proven to be massively beneficial for his development.