Scharner hoping for Premier League move

02 July 2012 01:12
Former Latics favourite Paul Scharner is hoping for a move within the Premier League following his release by West Bromwich Albion.

Scharner spent two years with West Brom but was released at the end of his contract last season. Now he is hoping to sort out a move to another club in the Premier League.

“I am hoping very much to stay in England,” he told the Evening Post.

“I have spent six-and-a-half very happy years here since joining Wigan, and I have made a lot of friends in the game. I made my name here, and I’ve made more than 200 games in the Premier League.

“I would be sad to have to go and it would be hard, but I also know that anything is possible and I may have to move elsewhere.”

The 32 year old Austrian international spent four and a half years with the Latics, a time he remembers well.

He added: “Of course I still care about Wigan Athletic – I spent four-and-a-half happy years there and I still look out for their fortunes.

“I very much hope Roberto Martinez stays at the club. The team did very well towards the back end of last season and I hope they can keep that going into next season.”