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Wigan secure Spanish youngster Lopez

Wigan Athletic have completed the signing of Spain Under-21 international Adrian Lopez on a free transfer from Deportivo La Coruna.

Lopez, 23, has been out of contract with the La Liga club since the end of last season, but has had to wait for international clearance from FIFA before completing his move to the English Premier League.

The 23-year-old defender, who appeared twice for Spain at Under-21 level, is contracted to Wigan until the end of the season and will be available to play immediately.

“We’ve been waiting a while for the FIFA resolution and it’s great to see Adrian’s desire to play for Wigan Athletic can finally be fulfilled,” Wigan manager Roberto Martinez said.

“He is a player with a fantastic football education, coming through the ranks of Deportivo La Coruna and playing for Spain at Under-19 and Under-21 level, which gives him a unique development, and makes him a defender with real potential.”

“He is a defender who is very calm under pressure, and is a great reader of the game, and I am confident he will be able to fulfil his potential at Wigan. He is desperate to help the squad to win games for Wigan Athletic.”

Fri 31 Dec, 2010
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