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Mario Melchiot Heads For The Middle East

It looks like Wigan Athletic captain Mario Melchiot has played his last game for the Latics and is set to leave the club and head for the Middle East signing for Qatar side Umm Salal.

Melchiot is out of contract at the end of June and although he has been offered a one year extension it appears that the former Holland international will end his 3 year stay at the DW Stadium and team up with former Ajax and Chelsea coach Henk ten Cate at Umm Salal

Melchiot made 96 appearances for the Latics and was definitely a fans favourite and added a touch of Dutch class to the right side of the defence, good luck for the future Mario from all at Vital Latics

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Writer: Barry Worthington Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 27 2010

Time: 10:19PM

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Good luck Mario
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27/05/2010 22:22:00

Super Mario, Mario, Super Mario
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27/05/2010 22:45:00

worbo, who said that he was offered 1 year extension?
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27/05/2010 23:32:00

It just said it on a few websites like Wigan Today and SSN and some other places. I think it was probably a short term thing with maybe a reduced wage? That's how Arsenal do it with players over 30 I think. Good luck to Mario though he will probably be a star in Qatar and get a big pay day and you can't knock that. He served out his Wigan contract.
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28/05/2010 00:24:00

The year extension was in the local press
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28/05/2010 07:04:00

Was good last year but this year he was way too slow
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01/06/2010 20:35:00


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