Date:Friday February 6 2009
Wigan Athletic boss Steve Bruce is consigned to losing Antonio Valencia to one of Europes big boys this summer but he has already identified a replacement and working on bringing them to the club
With all the attention building around the Ecuador international it is inevitable that he will command a massive transfer fee come summer and leave for pastures new, Latics have already turned down approaches from Real Madrid and Valencia himself has said that he wanted to spend this season at the Latics before moving.
Manchester United could be one potential bidder for the 23 year old though they have made no approach yet with Valencias agent, Diego Herrera, adamant that the player is just focusing on doing his best for the Latics and that all transfer talk can wait till June, Herrera told reporters:
'I know there are a lot of rumours and Manchester United are looking, but there has been no official contact.
'The situation is that he has a contract with Wigan and, between now and the end of this season, that is all that matters.'
Back to Bruce and he is just hoping that Valencia can have a big impact in his final six months at the Latics but he is a realist and openly admits that he`ll be gone in summer, Bruce told reporters:
'It's inevitable he is leaving. There is so much interest in him - not just in this country but around the world.
'We are talking about the biggest clubs in this country and Spain and beyond.
'There was a loan deal put to us by Real Madrid but it was not acceptable. We do have someone in mind to come in, but that is five months off.'
Vital Latics - Bringing you the news
It's easy to join us at Vital Latics to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved
Date:Friday February 6 2009
Latics Snap Up Manchester City Youngster On Loan (Tuesday July 22 2014)
The Latics Are All Kitted Out (Tuesday July 22 2014)
Chris McCann On Road To Recovery (Monday July 21 2014)
Fixture Change Affects Latics Fans Charity Walk (Monday July 21 2014)
Coach Caldwell Signs On For Another Year (Friday July 11 2014)
Vital Latics World Cup Prediction Comp 10/07/14 (Thursday July 10 2014)
Latics v Besiktas Switched To The DW Stadium (Thursday July 10 2014)
Latics Announce Signing Of Don Cowie (Thursday July 10 2014)
Roving Reporter At The Latics Training Ground (Thursday July 10 2014)
Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Latics Game Switch (Wednesday July 9 2014)
|21. Sheff Wed||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Expectation Angst: Is Promotion Suddenly Realistic
» Watford : 22/07/2014 23:14:00
|Enjoyable Learning Curve For Gregory
» Millwall : 22/07/2014 21:50:00
|Millwall 3-1 Aldershot
» Millwall : 22/07/2014 21:44:00
|Karanka delighted with goals
» Middlesbrough : 22/07/2014 21:40:00
|Hitman Hearn delivers knock out blow to Leeds
» Leeds Utd : 22/07/2014 21:38:00