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Figueroa wraps up move to Wigan

Maynor Figueroa
Bruce has been impressed with Figueroa's form this season

Wigan's on-loan defender Maynor Figueroa has signed a three-and-a-half- year deal with the Latics.

The 25-year-old Honduran international has spent the last 12 months on loan from his native Deportivo Olimpia.

He made his full debut in the final match of last season against Manchester United and has been ever-present for Steve Bruce's side this campaign.

"I am really happy that Wigan have offered me the chance to stay here," said Figueroa.

"I have had to take every stage as it comes these last 12 months but thankfully it has gone OK for me and now I look forward to being a Wigan player for the next few seasons."

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His new deal will keep him at the JJB Stadium until 2012.

Bruce added: "It's always hard when you come into a foreign country when you don't know anybody and you can't speak the language but from day one I've been impressed with Maynor's attitude and his professionalism.

"He has done well for us this season and is now getting used to the rigours of the Premier League. I think he can go on to have a great career with us. He's strong, quick and powerful and I think the best is yet to come from him."

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