Date:Sunday August 1 2010
Wigan Athletic defender Maynor Figueroa is in Roy Hodgson`s sights as the Liverpool boss prepares his Anfield squad for the big kick-off claim the Sunday Mirror.
Figueroa has been linked with a move to Liverpool for the past few weeks now with the rumour and gossip pages of national newspapers and sports websites claiming that Hodgson desperately wants the Honduras left back.
Figueroa`s agent claimed last month that 'there are just one or two things to sort out` before the 27 year old would be on his way up the East Lanc`s Road, Latics boss Roberto Martinez has always disputed this when questioned and says that he is staying at the club.
Speaking to Honduran newspaper Diez, Martinez gave Figueroa a glowing tribute saying that he believes that he is capable of becoming the best left back in the Premier League.
Martinez said: 'Maynor is among the best two left-backs in the Premier League,' enthused Martinez.
'With the number of games he has played for Manchester United, Patrice Evra is a similar player to Maynor in their physical characteristics.
'Maynor can become better than him as he has the ability to be the best left-back not only in the Premier League but in world football.
'I'm sure he will play for one of the great teams but I do not think it'll be in this transfer market.
'There's no doubt he can play for any of the giants of England, Spain or Italy.
'Maynor still has room for improvement with Wigan and to leave before that may be a wrong decision.
'He has power, quality and a professional attitude so he deserves only the best.
'It's not true Liverpool made an approach,'
'I always keep him informed of everything. I just want him to rest mentally and physically before the new season.'
So according to the Mirror Liverpool are set to bid for Figueroa but according to Martinez he isn`t going anywhere this summer
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
Date:Sunday August 1 2010
The Team Sheets - Derby v Latics (Saturday October 25 2014)
James Tavernier Latics Man Of The Match v Millwall (Saturday October 25 2014)
Derby v Latics - Big Game Preview (Saturday October 25 2014)
Grant Holt To Stay At Hudderfield For Rest Of Year (Saturday October 25 2014)
Early Team News - Derby v Latics (Saturday October 25 2014)
What The Bosses Say - Derby v Latics (Friday October 24 2014)
12th Man - Is It Time For A Change? (Friday October 24 2014)
Any Previous? - Derby v Latics (Thursday October 23 2014)
PWU Latics Podcast - All M*A*S*H*ed Up (Thursday October 23 2014)
Meet The Ref - Derby v Latics - Bobby Madley (Thursday October 23 2014)
|Team News - City At Wednesday
» Norwich : 25/10/2014 14:19:00
|Blackpool team to face Reading
» Blackpool : 25/10/2014 14:06:00
|The Team Sheets - Derby v Latics
» Wigan : 25/10/2014 14:04:00
|LUFC BREAKING: Leeds v Wolves Teams
» Leeds Utd : 25/10/2014 13:56:00
|The Cottagers Eat Charlton.
» Charlton : 25/10/2014 13:27:00