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Wigan end Figueroa speculation

29 Jan 2010 - 16:17:25

Defender Maynor Figueroa has pledged his future to Wigan Athletic after penning an improved contract at the DW Stadium.

The Honduras international had been heavily linked with a move to Sunderland this month but Latics boss Roberto Martinez hopes that confirmation of his new deal will draw a line under the saga.

Martinez hit out at the "disgusting" behaviour of agents following the latest reports of a transfer window departure for a player who first joined his club in December 2007.

"Maynor is a top professional - undoubtedly one of the best I have worked with in my time in the game - and I am very happy that we have been able to reward him in this manner and put an end to all the silliness surrounding him in recent weeks," he told the club's official website.

"I have talked to Maynor at length, as a fellow Spanish speaker it helps that we can communicate very clearly with one another.

"He has never spoken to me about wanting to leave the club. He is settled here and now just wants to focus on doing well for us.

"I said all along that if we decide to sell any of our most consistent performers, it will be only when the time is right for Wigan Athletic, with that money reinvested in order to move the club to the next level."


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