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Paraguay defender Antolin Alcaraz completes Wigan move

Antolin Alcaraz

Alcaraz heads home for Paraguay

Paraguay international defender Antolin Alcaraz has completed his move to Wigan after he was granted a work permit.

The 27-year-old, who played at the World Cup this summer, joined from Club Brugge who he helped to the runners-up spot in the Belgian league last season.

Latics boss Roberto Martinez told the club's website: "It's fantastic news we can confirm the arrival of Alcaraz.

"He was one of the very best at the World Cup - this is a massive boost for the club."

Alcaraz had been virtually ever-present in the Brugge side since joining them from Portuguese team S.C. Beira-Mar two-and-a-half seasons ago.

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As well as making almost 70 league appearances for the Belgians, Alcaraz has played in 16 European games.

The signing was Wigan's first of the summer and will be seen as a shrewd addition to the squad after they ended the Premier League season only two places above the relegation zone and with a goal difference of minus 42.

They were thrashed 8-0 by Chelsea on the last day of the season, having earlier in the campaign conceded nine goals at Tottenham and twice suffered a 5-0 defeat by Manchester United.



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