Writer: Barry Worthington
Date:Monday December 6 2010
Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez has spoken about the need to be creative in the transfer window to ensure that the Latics can bring in the personnel needed to give the club a fighting chance of keeping their Premier League status for the next campaign.
With limited finances it looks like there will be another delve into the loan market for Martinez and there are strong suggestions that Arsenal youngster Jay Emmanuel-Thomas is set to sign for the Latics on a rest of season deal, the shortage of strikers, fit or otherwise is a concern and the signing of JET could be a move that benefits all parties concerned.
Last January both Marcel Moreno and Vladimir Stojkovic arrived at the DW Stadium on ½ season loans and this is a system that Martinez isn`t afraid to use with Ali Al-Habsi and Tom Cleverely already at the club.
Premier League rules though state that only two loan signings maybe made from the EPL but more can come from abroad, possibly Tom Cleverley will be back at Old Trafford once his current deal runs out in January even though Martinez is keen to extend it.
Speaking about the complexity of wheeling and dealing in the market Martinez said: 'It's a challenge, it's clear that we're a club that has learnt to do it in a very specific way.
'We're a small, family football club and we enjoy the challenges. I like to know where we are in terms of the budget and then be creative with the signings.
'In the last three windows we've brought in 16 players. We've got some of the most talented young players you'll see and that fills me with excitement.
'We're in a period that with injuries and suspensions, it's making it a little bit hard, but it's an enjoyable challenge and the second half gives me optimism for the future.'
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Date:Monday December 6 2010
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