FRANCO di Santo is capable of rubbing shoulders with the likes of Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero at international level, according to Roberto Martinez.
The Argentina striker has taken time to find his feet since arriving from Chelsea in the summer of 2010.
But his fine form of late has helped Latics pick up five points from their last three matches.
And the Wigan boss says the sky’s the limit if Di Santo lives up to his potential.
“We all know the potential Franco has as a player, but he has only shown flashes of the real quality I know he possesses,” Martinez said.
“Probably the biggest challenge for Franco is to show that kind of performance on a regular basis in the Premier League.
“If he can do that, his football – and that of the team – will go on to a different level.”