Posted on August 28, 2012
Sporting Kansas City midfielder Roger Espinoza could be heading for the English Premier League much sooner than later, if Wigan Athletic has a say.
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez reportedly wants the Honduran international after his superb performance in the recent London Olympics.n In fact, Martinez wants Espinoza for the current transfer window and doesn’t want to wait for the winter window to open.
The 25-year-old Espinoza helped the Central American side reach the quarterfinals, when it lost to eventual silver-medalist Brazil, 3-2. Espinoza was outstanding in defeat, creating the first goal and scoring the second goal for Honduras before he was red-carded in the 90th minute in Newcastle. He received a standing ovation from the St. James’ Park fans for his impressive effort.
Espinoza’s Honduran international teammate Maynor Figueroa already plays for Wigan.
Espinoza has not hidden his desire to play in the EPL.
“I’ve heard a lot of rumors,” he said in an interview with TropiGol last Friday. “I leave that up to my agent to work on that. If there’s a possibility, then it’s a possibility. Who doesn’t want to play in England? Who doesn’t want to play in the English Premier League? It’s a great league. We all know what the Premier League is about. It’s just going to make you better as a player if you make a move over there.
“Right now I am in Kansas City and it is what it is. I like the way things are going here and I want to win MLS Cup. So, I’ve got to worry about here. If there is anything, I’m sure my agent will come to me and talk about it.”
Photo: Roger Espinoza reportedly is being courted by Wigan Athletic. Andy Mead/YCJ
Categories: Central America, Honduras
Tags: 2012 London Olympics, English Premier League, Roberto Maritnez, Roger Espinoza, Sporting Kansas City, St. James Park, TropiGol.com, Wigan Athletic