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Wigan Put Off By Martinez Compensation Fee

The Guardian report that Wigan Athletic could be put off trying to appoint Roberto Martinez as their new manager because of the large compensation fee involved.

by ystradjack
"He has a 1.2m release clause in his contract so I would say the 2m is rubbish."
No sources close to the Swans have confirmed what the compensation fee is but a number of reports today suggest the value is around 2m.

According to a Wigan source, Wigan have been put off by the fee they've been quoted and said:

'We made an approach to Swansea but they were asking for an absolutely nonsensical sum of money'

'Roberto was our number one target but we are now drawing up a list of other targets we want to talk to.'


This by no means rules out Wigan's interest in Roberto Martinez and Celtic still look front-runners to appoint the Spaniard this month.

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan (pictured) is a big admirer of Roberto and he remains top of his wanted list to replace Steve Bruce, who has agreed terms to take over at Sunderland.

Swansea City eagerly await news of the 35 year-old's decision, which we should know within 48 hours following his return from Ibiza.



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Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 2 2009

Time: 11:37PM

Your Comments

He'll end up at the JJB or he'll stay put
worbo
even if they did offer two million its alot for a club like ours but its still not worth losing roberto the one man who,s given us hope of the premiership.
james,jackarmy
I wouldn't rule out him joining Celtic
KevinE
neither would i, i think he'll be joining them
GThomas
the scottish sun says he's snubbed them for Wigan and we'll get 2.5m
cyjax
SWEP reports today that Martinez contacted them from holiday and denied links with Celtic. I think it's just a usual media fuss. Martinez has got a job undone here and he'll want to finish it first before moving on to the higher level where he definitely belongs though.
Czech_Jack
aparantly celtic arnt the prob;em any more its wigan but there valuation of martinez is only like half of wot HJ thinks.
james,jackarmy
 

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