Dundalk have snapped up Wigan Athletic playmaker Jordan Flores on a two-year deal. 

Flores, 23, adds to the Lilywhites' already considerable creative talents, though after Stephen O'Donnell's retirement they were keen to beef up their options in that part of the field. 

Flores came through the ranks at the Latics, making made his debut in 2015, but he failed to kick on and has had loan spells at Blackpool, where he featured in their League Two play-off victory in 2017, Chesterfield, AFC Fylde and most recently Ostersunds in Sweden.

Paul Cook's men are currently 20th in the Championship. 

"It feels good to get the deal signed," said Flores. "I did some research on the club once I found out the interest and they have been very successful in recent years.

"I have wanted to get back playing regular football so it seemed like the perfect place to come and do that.

"I am a player who likes to get on the ball in the middle of the pitch and keep possession so hopefully people can see what I am all about quickly.

"I want to play as many games as possible for myself and for the club. I want to help repeat the success that the club have had over the past few seasons and be part of even more."

First-team coach John Gill aired his delight at getting the deal done and expects the Englishman to flourish at Oriel Park.

"He is a player we have been tracking for the last number of weeks. You have to remember he played at Wembley less than two years ago with Blackpool, helped Blackpool win the play-offs and get into League One at the time.

"He is a quality player. He has had a few setbacks in the last few years but this club has shown in the past that you can come here and rebuild to get themselves going again."