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Wigan confirms Manchester Uniter striker move

Joga Bonito
Modified 02 Jan 2013, 15:42 IST

Wigan Athletic’s official website confirmed the signing of 18 year old forward, Ángelo José Henríquez. He has joined the Latics on loan for the rest of the season from Manchester United.

The young Chilean forward is the second signing of Wigan manager Roberto Martinez after Roger Espinoza in this transfer season.

Martinez said: “We’re really excited about Angelo because he is a very young man with a huge potential; he’s a goal-scorer with clever movement inside the box and has had a very successful time with his former club Universidad.

“We hope to have a good partnership in terms of allowing Angelo to develop as a footballer and learn of the demands of the English game, because I feel he can bring us something different in the forward line.

“I’m sure the fans will give him a great welcome on Saturday and it will provide him with the perfect opportunity to begin his experiences on the pitch in English football which is very exciting.”

Henriquez will wear the Number 11 shirt and possibly make his debut in the FA cup match against Bournemouth.

Published 02 Jan 2013, 15:42 IST
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