Wigan sign Adrian Lopez

31 December 2010 11:55
Welcome: Adrian Lopez

Wigan have completed the signing of free agent Adrian Lopez after receivinginternational clearance for the Spanish defender to play in England.

The 23-year-old - nicknamed Piscu - has been out of contract at Deportivo La Coruna since the end of last season but Wigan have been forced to wait to receive clearance from FIFA. They did not have to pay any compensation.

Lopez, who has signed a deal until the end of the campaign and will wear the No 24 shirt, is eligible to play immediately. He has played for Spain twice at Under 21 level.

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez said: 'We've been waiting a while for theFIFA resolution and it's great to see Adrian's desire to play for WiganAthletic can finally be fulfilled.

;He is a player with a fantastic football education, coming through the ranks of Deportivo La Coru?nd playing for Spain at Under 19 and Under 21 level, which giveshim a unique development, and makes him a defender with real potential.

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

New boy: Adrian Lopez (right) in action for Deportivo La Coruna

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Source: Daily_Mail