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Paul Scharner to leave Wigan Athletic in summer

Paul Scharner
Scharner had a message to the fans painted on his hair on Sunday

Wigan midfielder Paul Scharner says he has played his last home game for the club after the 2-2 draw with Hull.

The 30-year-old Austrian has been linked with Everton and Aston Villa after four seasons at the DW Stadium.

He told BBC Radio Manchester: "This was the last game at the DW Stadium for me, that's true - as a Wigan player.

"Next season, I am looking for a midfield position but it's too early to say at which club. I am looking to stay in the Premier League."

Scharner joined Wigan in January 2006 and made 155 appearances for the Latics, scoring 17 goals.

I have to say thank you to the chairman of Wigan Athletic for giving me the chance to play in the Premier League

Wigan midfielder Paul Scharner

He added: "I have lots of memories. I think we have to talk for another 30 minutes to cover all the stuff.

"First of all I have to say thank you to the chairman of Wigan Athletic for giving me the chance to play in the Premier League.

"And another thank you to the supporters. They created a nice song for me. It was very enjoyable and I go home with tears in my eyes."



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