Roberto wants Angelo delight

Angelo Henriquez
Angelo Henriquez

ROBERTO Martinez is hoping Manchester United starlet Angelo Henrique can follow in the footsteps of compatriot Jean Beausejour and give Latics another mid-season boost.

The Latics chief is hoping to make Henrique – a team-mate of Beausejour in the Chile national team – his second January signing after Roger Espinoza put pen to paper earlier this week.

And Martinez firmly believes the 18-year-old can make a similar impression as Beausejour, who arrived 12 months ago from Birmingham and was instrumental in Wigan’s resurgence in the second half of the campaign.

Henrique has yet to play a competitive game for United after joining them from Universidad de Chile last summer in a big-money deal.

But his record back home in Chile – and at international level through the age groups – is impressive enough to have Martinez desperate to tie-up the loan for the rest of the season.