Hamilton have confirmed that 18-year-old midfielder James McCarthy will join Wigan this morning.
The Accies had accepted bids of around £1.4million from both Wigan and Wolves and the Republic of Ireland Under-21 international has chosen the Latics.
Hamilton's website revealed that McCarthy, who was the subject of a failed bid by Celtic in May, will sign a four-year deal at the JJB Stadium.
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez watched the attacking midfielder in action several times last season during his role as Swansea manager.
McCarthy said: "I had an absolutely brilliant time at Accies. The club have been tremendous with me.
"I made so many good friends and I wish everyone at Accies all the very best."
The teenager will join his new team-mates at their training camp in Austria after his contract is signed.
The Glasgow-born player - who made his debut aged 15 - played more than 100 times for the Lanarkshire club and scored six goals in his debut season in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.
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