Transfer news

Wigan complete deal for Espinoza

January 4, 2013
By ESPN staff

Wigan have completed the signing of Kansas City Wizards midfielder Roger Espinoza after he was handed a visa.

Roger Espinoza
PA PhotosRoger Espinoza has finally moved to England

Espinoza, 26, will go straight into Roberto Martinez's squad for the FA Cup tie with Bournemouth after completing his move to the Latics and signing a two-and-a-half-year deal.

"I am just so happy to finally be here," the Honduras midfielder said. "It's taken a while to get all the paperwork done but now I can concentrate on fighting for my place and helping the team."

Espinoza starred alongside another Wigan man, defender Maynor Figueroa, during Honduras' Olympic campaign and Martinez revealed that he has little option other than to hand Espinoza his debut at the DW Stadium on Saturday.

"Usually players would have more time preparing for their debut and getting used to their new team-mates," Martinez said. "But Roger is so desperate to play as soon as he can that we hope to see him on the pitch on Saturday."