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Martinez Urges Figueroa Stay, For the Time Being

Martinez Urges Figueroa Stay, For the Time Being


Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez has urged left back and wonder goal man Maynor Figueroa to consider what`s best for his future and stay put at the Latics for the time being at least.

It is well documented that former Latics boss Steve Bruce would love to take the Honduras international to Sunderland and he had a £3 million bid rejected on transfer deadline day back in summer, he is expected to return with £5 million once the window re-opens in two weeks time.

With Figueroa`s fantastic strike against Stoke on Saturday his reputation is growing and managers from the top clubs will be sitting up and taking notice of any developments with regards the availability of one of the best left backs in the Premier League.

Martinez is philosophical in realising that when the big boys come calling the club cant stand in the way of the players progressing their careers but the Latics boss reckons January wouldn`t be the right time for Figueroa to move on.

With the World Cup just six months away Martinez questions the damage the upheaval of moving from the Latics would have on Figueroa`s focus and urges him to stay put, till the summer at least, also a good tournament for the left back may see his valuation rocket.

Speaking to the press at the weekend Martinez says on the possible departure of Figueroa: "Obviously we don`t want to lose our best performers. Maynor has been outstanding all season"

"But we know we`re not going to be able to keep him for ever. He`s gradually fulfilling his potential and he`s got the World Cup in front of him next summer. I don`t think a change of club would be such a good idea before such a big event."

"Might he go in the summer? Probably but until then we'll keep enjoying the quality of his defending and the quality of his free-kicks"



Stay put Maynor, you`re amongst friends





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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Monday December 14 2009
Time: 8:53AM

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Stay Figgy stay
worbo
14/12/2009 08:56:00
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How the hell do we expect to make it to Europe if we keep selling our best players? Why aren't we just telling other clubs to get stuffed! He's worth £8 Million at least.
capt_carl
14/12/2009 09:41:00
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Well bring in Johnny Palacios! Want more Hondurans???? Who plays striker for Olimpia? Get him in!
centrelink1
14/12/2009 15:32:00
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Olimpia has a young striker, Lozano 16 years, great potential, but Wigan will need to wait a while until he has premiership quality, but he defenitely has the potential. HE already made is debut on the Honduran league at 15 years.
Jaag
14/12/2009 15:43:00
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don worry, we have many many good players in Honduras waiting for their turn to the only team in Europe at least for them ( wigan)
anggelo
14/12/2009 16:10:00
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nope... sorry guys im an olimpia fan myself..but honestly we all know its christian martinez from real españa who is the next suazo..hes 19 and has had experience in Europe playing for cagliari, benfica.
sal2mal
14/12/2009 22:27:00
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sal2mal, esa maje no la hace man, tambien porque no la hiso en cagliari o benfica???? and futbol menos dificil que la PL?
anggelo
14/12/2009 22:39:00
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5 mil isn't enough.
thayil
14/12/2009 22:40:00
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I would love to see Maynor at Tottenham along Palacios.
anggelo
14/12/2009 22:45:00
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Tottenham already have a left back
hondurasathletic
15/12/2009 12:48:00
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