Real table offer for Valencia

19 May 2009 10:48
Wigan Athletic winger Luis Antonio Valencia has been the subject of an offer from Real Madrid, according to his agent. The Ecuador wideman has been linked with both Real and Manchester United following an impressive season, but the Spanish club now appear to be in pole position to complete the signing. Earlier in the month, Latics boss Steve Bruce conceded it was "inevitable" that the 23-year-old would be leaving the JJB Stadium this summer. "I believe Wigan will sell Antonio for the right offer and they will decide that once they receive that," agent Diego Herrera told Sky Sports. "Real Madrid made an offer last week, but nobody from Wigan has told me of an offer from Manchester United. "There are a number of interested clubs and I will speak with Wigan about it this week. "Once the season is over I expect offers to be made and I will sit down with Antonio and decide what offer is in his best interests." Meanwhile, defender Paul Scharner claims he wants to leave Wigan in the summer. The outspoken Austrian said: "I feel this summer is the time for me to make the next step in my career. "I'm looking towards getting a regular starting place in the Austria national side. "My absolute aim would be to play in the Champions League."

Source: ESA