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New Loan Signing

New Loan Signing

Wigan Athletic have signed Villarreal winger Luis Antonio Valencia on loan for a year, with an option of a permanent move at the end of the season.

The 21-year-old Ecuadorian cost Villarreal £1.2 million last year from CD El Nacional.

Jewell said : 'Antonio is something new for Wigan. He has skill in abundance and combines it with electric pace and a high work-rate. He has played in Europe for a season, and I'm convinced he has the attributes to make a success of the Premiership.'

Valencia has 19 caps for his Eucador and played in the 1-0 defeat to England at the World Cup.

Valencia joined Villarreal last year but had a spell on loan with Recreativo Huelva.


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Date:Thursday August 3 2006
Time: 6:55PM

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you've made a good signing there, pretty good deal to not to expensive. best of luck next season
green giant 12
04/08/2006 14:03:00
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green giant did you read the article, its a loan deal dip stick! Something of an un proved quantity, if he adapts quickly to premiership life he could play a large part in wigans season
Trig the yid
05/08/2006 12:20:00
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It would be good to see how much this player cost them on loan? He might have to adapt to playing in the english league because its a different pace anywhere else in the world.
swanzboichris
06/08/2006 17:04:00
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Good signing in my book!
USA
15/08/2006 01:47:00
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Left or right winger is my question.
TeddyLyon
16/08/2006 07:55:00
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Not a bad signing, your still gonna struggle
POMPEYMEV
02/09/2006 04:15:00
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