Date:Tuesday December 28 2010
Wigan Athletic have finally been given the all clear by FIFA to sign former Deportivo La Coruna centre half, Adrian Lopez 'Piscu` and it is believed that the 23 year old will become a Latics player on 1st January once the new window opens, according to the highly respected Spanish news outlet MARCA.
The saga of Piscu`s signing has been going on since June when he allowed his contract at the La Liga club to expire at the end of the season, though negotiations had been undertaken on a new deal no agreement had been reached, with the player believed to be seeking a bigger salary than what was on offer.
So Piscu exercised what he believed to be his right as a free agent, search for another club, whilst Deportivo exercised what they believed was their right, a one year extension on the players contract and held on to his registration as per La Liga rules.
Piscu spent time during August with the Latics as a trialist trying to earn himself a deal in the Premier League, back in Spain, Deportivo La Coruna say the player is their man and if the Latics want him it will cost 1.2 million Euros in compensation.
The transfer deadline came and went and though it was rumoured that Latics boss Roberto Martinez was ready to pay a fee for Piscu, nothing materialised and Deportivo actually registered him as their player with the Spanish FA even though he has never shown up at the club since last season.
Rumour has it that he has been training with the Latics since August awaiting a FIFA ruling to see if he is bound to Deportivo or free to join the Latics, well Deportivo La Coruna now report that FIFA have ruled in favour of the player, but vowed to continue fighting their cause.
Club president Augusto CÚsar Lendoiro said in a statement: 'We will continue on with this fight in the courts, the Spanish Federation and FIFA until the very end for the right for compensation or the return of the player'
So it looks like the Latics have finally got their man and Adrian Lopez 'Piscu` will officially become a Wigan Athletic player on 1st January 2011, or will there be another twist to this tale?
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:Tuesday December 28 2010
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)
The Bag Had It - Latics 0 Millwall 0 (Wednesday October 22 2014)
What The Bosses Said - Latics 0 Millwall 0 (Wednesday October 22 2014)
Maynor Figueroa Rejoins Latics On A Months Loan (Tuesday October 21 2014)
Stats: Wigan Athletic v Millwall (Tuesday October 21 2014)
All Gone Latics - New Fanzine On The Scene (Tuesday October 21 2014)
Carson Voted Latics Man Of The Match v Brentford (Tuesday October 21 2014)
|Bolton Fancy Bannan?
╗ Bolton : 24/10/2014 13:25:00
|Stokes For A Million? I Don't Think So!
╗ Bolton : 24/10/2014 13:24:00
|Video: Blues Focus Episode 10
╗ Birmingham : 24/10/2014 13:15:00
|Highlights: Blackburn 1-0 Blues
╗ Birmingham : 24/10/2014 13:13:00
|Blues U21s 1-1 Brentford U21s
╗ Birmingham : 24/10/2014 13:12:00