Not keen on loans but if this one is more secure than the Zaki loan and he does well we could have a player on our hands
Then again, Whelan = 6m = No Deal Mr Banker
Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez is ready to make Marcelo Moreno the club’s record signing.
Martinez is paying £600,000 to take Moreno on loan but has an option to buy him permanently for £6million in the summer if he delivers the goals.
Martinez stopped the big hit man from heading to a Brazilian club and persuaded him to move to the DW Stadium on loan instead. He was at German side Werder Bremen for half of the campaign, but belongs to Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk.
Martinez said: “He cost a lot of money and has all of the ingredients to be a big player.
“Hopefully he can adapt quickly to the English game. He is still finding his feet in Europe but has a good record for his country, with seven goals in 17 games.”
I only ask as Bolivia are notorious for having a great home record coz they play on the moon & teams can’t adapt to the atmosphere or somet but are gash away from home as they no longer have this advantage & they get found out
His stats for this season domestically are:
Games Started: 0
Sub appearances: 5
Fouls committed: 2
I really should get out more instead of hunting out football stats in work time!!