UK Team Signs Figueroa

Wigan Athletic have signed Honduran International defender Maynor Figueroa on a season-long loan from Deportivo Olimpia.

25-year-old Figueroa was on loan at the Latics for the latter part of last season, but only made one start for Wigan against Manchester United, where he hugely impressed Wigan manager Steve Bruce, while keeping Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo quiet.

It was thought that Bruce would make the Honduran left-back a permanent signing at the JJB Stadium, but instead the Latics have opted for another loan deal.

Since Figueroa has over 50 caps for Honduras a work permit will be no issue, unlike Hendry Thomas, so it is possible that he may go straight into the team for Tuesday’s match against Barnsley.

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