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Last Updated: Friday, 25 January 2008, 18:40 GMT
Striker King makes Wigan switch
Marlon King
King joined Watford in 2005 from Nottingham Forest
Watford striker Marlon King has signed for Premiership strugglers Wigan after his proposed move to Fulham broke down.

Reports claimed that the Fulham move fell through after he failed a medical, a move denied by the player.

So Wigan boss Steve Bruce nipped in to sign King, 27, who scored 37 goals in 82 starts for Watford since joining from Nottingham Forest in 2005.

"He's a proven finisher who gives us a a different kind of goal-scoring threat. It's tremendous," said Bruce.

Watford had already turned down two offers from Fulham for the 27-year-old, who missed much of last season with a knee injury but has scored 11 goals this season.

Regarding Fulham, King said: "I went down, had a long medical and for some reason there was a hitch.

"I think the two clubs were trying to renegotiate the fee, it had nothing to do with me, but when I picked up the papers I see I had failed a medical!

"I know my body is 110%. I didn't fail a medical. I've been playing for a season and a half now and scoring goals - nothing has changed.


"As far as I'm concerned and Wigan are concerned, I didn't fail a medical. I had a medical at Wigan and everything went smoothly, so I decided to make the switch.

"I was speaking to Fulham for the last week and a half, I came down to get things sorted out and for whatever reason it didn't happen.

"Steve Bruce made it clear he wanted me here and I am a Wigan player now."

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