Mauro Boselli has left Wigan Athletic to go to Genoa on loan, he came to the DW Stadium with great ambitions which haven’t come to fruition.

He was the summer signing coup for Latics, but after a disasterous spell in front of goal in the first half of the season, Argentinian striker Boselli has agreed to go and find his feet again in Italy. The Club statement reads:

Wigan Athletic confirm Genoa loan deal for Argentine striker Mauro Boselli has now been completed

Wigan Athletic can confirm that Argentine striker Mauro Boselli has joined Italian Seria A side Genoa on loan to the end of the season.

Press stories have been circulating all week about the possible move but the club cannot confirm any transfer until all the paperwork is complete and the player’s new registration has been officially finalised, which happened this lunchtime.

The 25-year-old has made 12 league appearances for Latics with a further four Carling Cup appearances, scoring one goal, following his move from Argentine team Estudiantes last summer.

Latics boss Roberto Martinez said: “I have always said we lucky to have a player of Mauro’s quality at our club but he needs this opportunity to play because at the moment he cannot be the player he has been at Estudiantes over the past two seasons.

“At the moment he is not in a position where he can help the squad, and I am confident he will come back a better and stronger player after his stay in Italy. We wish him all the best over there and will be monitoring his progress weekly.”

Boselli finished as leading goal-scorer in last season’s Argentine Primera Clasura with 13 goals and scored 32 goals in just 57 appearances for Estudiantes, earning an international call up.


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