Wigan Athletic sign Mauro Boselli from Estudiantes

Wigan Athletic sign Mauro Boselli from Estudiantes
Wigan have confirmed the signing of striker Mauro Boselli from Estudiantes for an undisclosed fee.

Boselli, 25, has agreed a four-year contract at the DW Stadium after scoring 32 goals in 52 appearances for the Argentinean club.

Roberto Martinez told the official Wigan website: "Mauro is a goalscorer who lives to put the ball in the back of the net and he is somebody we have been looking at for a long time.
27 goals in 42 matches in all competitions in 2009/10 including the Copa Liberatores (4 in 9!) which is the South American version of the Champions League.

Wigan became something of a joke by the end of last season, but there are signs that Martinez is coming to grips with things. Certainly he is moving in the right direction in the transfer market. His team will have a strong South American flavor next season with Boselli and Alcaraz joining established players like Figeuroa and Rodallega. Granted there's not much history of South American's having a great time of it in the Premier League, but maybe that's changing with the aforementioned Wigan duo, and the likes of the more high-profile Carlos Tevez or Javier Mascherano.

1 comment:

  1. boselli reminds me of van nistelrooy. he is involved a little with the offensive, but mostly times his runs into the box to score important goals. in two years he has 3 goals in 4 games against the team i support, Sao Paulo. i have watched him play in group play and knock out rounds, in the Copa Libertadores. remember that he had Veron behind him, passing him the ball at just the right opportunities. i wonder if wigan could afford veron, the third time playing in england should be a charm, right?