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Wigan Athletic sign Estudiantes striker Mauro Boselli

Mauro Boselli
Boselli brings an impressive goalscoring record to Wigan

Wigan have signed Argentine striker Mauro Boselli from Estudiantes for an undisclosed fee.

The 25-year-old has agree a four-year deal with the Premier League club.

Boselli scored 32 goals in 57 appearances for Estudiantes and was considered unlucky not to be part of Argentina's World Cup squad.

Manager Roberto Martinez told the Wigan website: "He's a goalscorer who lives to put the ball in the the net - a clever player and a natural finisher."

Boselli is the Latics' second signing of the summer following the arrival of Paraguayan defender Antolin Alcaraz as Martinez continues to strengthen a squad that finished in 16th place in the 2009-2010 campaign, only six points off the relegation zone.

Martinez is confident Boselli will bring something new to the team.


"He can cause havoc in the penalty area and he gives the team some great new options with the variety of roles he can play," he added.

"At 25-years-old he is at a perfect moment in his career to come and play in the Premier League and he has all the right qualities to make his mark at this level.

"We want him to reach his full potential here and bring plenty of smiles to the Latics fans."

Wigan supporters will welcome the chance to smile after witnessing their side end the last campaign with a crushing 8-0 defeat at Chelsea.

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