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Ben Watson comes in at Wigan Athletic

Ben Watson comes in at Wigan Athletic


Wigan Athletic have won the race to sign Crystal Palaces highly rated young midfield player Ben Watson for a reported £2 million

Watson who was in the last 6 months of his contract at Selhurst Park had been coveted by a host of clubs with Nottingham Forest and QPR having bids turned down and Middlesbrough, Fulham, Blackburn and West Ham all having bids accepted but it was the pulling power of the Latics that has won the day

The 23 year old today agreed terms and it is hoped that the deal can be completed in time to allow Watson the possibility of making his debut at the JJB in Wednesdays Premier League game against Liverpool.

Watson has made 170 appearances for Palace scoring 18 goals and he goes by the nickname of Prince Harry because of the colour of his hair


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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Friday January 23 2009
Time: 10:18PM

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Welcome on board Ben
worbo
23/01/2009 22:20:00
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he's a very good cm , just needs some epl experience that's all
mr.x
23/01/2009 22:24:00
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shame he didnt come to us, but im jus glad he gone to a good team... him an cattermole will form a decent partnership in the middle of the park maybe it now, or in the future but good luck Ben, a very dissapointed boro fan!
BoRoLaD88
23/01/2009 22:27:00
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ha ha i like the way you have been nice about him being a ginger! good signing for ya lads. best of luck
boros_finest
24/01/2009 08:09:00
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like I said in a previous thread boro fans are the nicest in the prem. Cheers guys
baskerville
24/01/2009 12:50:00
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