Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Valencia Doubtful For Sunday

Valencia Doubtful For Sunday


Wigan Athletic could be without Antonio Valencia for the last game of the season against Portsmouth on Sunday due to the Ecuador international suffering from a hamstring injury that has plagued him for most of the season.

If Valencia does miss out then Latics fans will not have the chance to say their goodbyes to one of the most gifted players ever to wear the clubs colours, the young midfield player is set to leave in a few weeks for a mega transfer deal to one of the worlds top clubs.

It has been confirmed that the Latics have received a £21 million bid from Real Madrid and with Bayern Munich and Manchester United also interested it could be decision time for Valencia as to where he wants to play his Champions League football next season.

Latics boss Steve Bruce says about Valencia: 'He's had this hamstring problem on-and-off since Christmas.

'It's inevitable that the lad will be leaving in the summer as there are clubs queuing up, jostling for position.

'I won't lie to fans about that. Of course I would love to keep him, but it's going to be impossible for that to happen.

'I'm not sure how far things have gone yet, but there have been phone calls, and people asking to be kept informed.

'I leave that side of things to the powers-that-be, but to be fair to Brenda Spencer and John Benson, they always respect my decision on things like this.

'Where Antonio will end up, I really couldn't say.

'Would he be tempted by Spain? I don't know.

'Bayern Munich are also a huge club in Germany.'

'I have only worked with the kid for 18 months but he has got a special talent. He's a very good player.

'And he can only get better. I think he's got all the traits of a modern top footballer - he's powerful, has plenty of pace and puts a shift in.

'He's a tough lad and has age on his side. He doesn't turn 24 until the summer.

'It will be a shame to lose him. Before January we had what I think was the best team Wigan had ever had.

'Unfortunately we've had to rip it apart very quickly.'



It`s that time of year again when here at Vital Wigan when we ask you to vote for your Latics player of the season to see who`ll win the Latics Speyk Alf Craig Trophy

Last seasons award went to Mario Melchiot and season 2006/07 Emile Heskey.

To vote just click here then enter the player of your choice and your name or username, also place Player of the Season 2008/09 in the email subject
The closing date is Thursday 21st May 5pm BST



You can listen to the Latics Speyk podcasts now by clicking on the player here:











[br]Powered by Podbean.com









Latics Speyk Car Stickers Have Arrived

Vital Wigan are pleased to announce that the Latics Speyk car stickers have arrived anyone who wants one follow the instructions in this link

Latics and Proud

Fancy writing an article about the Latics? Why not get in touch, we are always looking for new contributors, after all we are all Latics fans here and want to get the Latics message to the world, so if you have a favourite match or Latics memory get it jotted down, or whatever you want to say put it into an email and send it to us here at Vital Wigan

To get your article published just click here and we will put it onto the site


Vital Latics - Bringing you the Latics Speyk car stickers and the podcasts

It's easy to join us at Vital Latics to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved







For the very latest Premier League odds

For massive weekly jackpots - Play the Football Pools Online




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Thursday May 21 2009
Time: 7:11AM

Comments

0
It will be a shame if he doesnt play but will the club risk him with such a fee waiting in the wings for a fit Antonio
worbo
21/05/2009 07:15:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Whose Your Clubs' Lucky Scoring Omen?

Some clubs in the Premier League just seem to have a player with lady luck on their side and when they score in a game, that match always returns at least a point.

12th Man - Stability Brings Success

Despite a two goal reversal I left the DW Stadium on Saturday feeling a bit more positive than usual and a lot more entertained.

The Tea Lady - It's Time To Go - Wigan Athletic

Since she came in we've suffered 12 relegations and wasted £800m parachute payments on dross. I've met her once and she's very nice but we can't be sentimental about these decisions.

PWU Latics Podcast - Villa And FAB Report

This week we take a look back at the Villa game, life without Joyce feels so much brighter

Archived Vital Latics Articles

Vital Latics articles from

Site Journalists

Barry Worthington
Editor email
Profile
Dan Farrimond (JWAW)
no email
Profile
Adam Convery
no email
Profile
Frank Ford
no email
Profile
Noel Wards Leg
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Big Game Winners?
Suggested By: Warren Joyce
Latics34%
Aston Villa46%
Draw20%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Ipswich Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Rotherham United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 13 2017 7:45PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Cardiff City (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Get a Grip!304
2.Moonay280
3.Whittleblue264
4.king_dezeeuw06229
5.truelatic4eva202
6.Martinez1986173
7.hindleymonwafc172
8.nottinghamlatic148
9.Barry W133
10.WN5129
The Vital Football Members League