Boselli back in Wigan

Mauro Boselli
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MAURO Boselli will jet back in to Wigan next week for crunch talks with Roberto Martinez over his future.

The Argentina international has spent three-quarters of his two-year stint with Latics away on loan, a six-month spell with Serie A outfit Genoa in 2010-11 followed by the whole of last term at his former club Estudiantes.

It’s hardly been the kind of impact Roberto Martinez would have hoped for after shelling out £6million in the summer of 2010.

Boselli arrived in Wigan having established a reputation for being the deadliest marksman in the Copa Libertadores – the South American equivalent of the Champions League.

But he struggled to settle in England, and managed only one goal – a Carling Cup effort against Swansea – before being offloaded.

The Wigan boss, though, is refusing to close the door on the 27-year-old – believing he still has both the time and the ability to make the grade in the Premier League.

“Mauro will be joining us next Monday, and we are all very excited about that,” Martinez told the Evening Post.

“He has just had a very challenging season at Estudiantes, where it was extremely difficult for the team as a whole.

“But in the second half of the campaign, you started to see the best of Mauro.

“He scored plenty of important goals, and he was showing a real enjoyment of his football again.

“Mauro has also had some very good news in his private life recently, he has just become a dad, and we are all very pleased for him.

“I just feel now is the right time for him to come back to Wigan and settle back in to life in England, and be himself as he has been able to do back home.”