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Wigan Athletic In Talks to Sign Man United Youngster

Latics chase Old Trafford teenager.

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Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is in talks with Manchester United about signing Chilean striker Angelo Henriquez in an emergency loan deal.

Martinez wants the teenage forward – signed by Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer window – and would like him on board immediately as cover for Arouna Kone.

The Latics chief will lose Ivory Coast international Kone on Africa Cup of Nations duty soon, leaving his relegation-zone scrappers short of options up front.

Wigan and United need Henriquez to pull out of that squad to make the loan deal happen and want an answer in the next couple of weeks.

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SOURCE: Daily Mirror

Having arrived at Old Trafford in the summer Chilean forward Angelo Henriquez the 18 year old has been seeing action only in the Man United Under 21 set-up, this is despite the fact that the teenager is a full international. Therefore the chance to play at Premier League level would surely suit all parties.

Sir Alex Ferguson would get an understanding as to just how close to the first team Henriquez actually is, being able to judge him effectively in a top tier setting. Wigan Athletic get to beef up their attack and the former Universidad de Chile youngster gets to prove himself at senior level.

With Robin Van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez, Danny Welbeck, as well as the likes of Federico Macheda and Bebe, all ahead of Henriquez in the Man United pecking order a move to Wigan Athletic on a short term deal may be the best chance the striker gets to ply his trade in the Premier League anytime soon.

Wigan Athletic have struggled for goals this season, netting 18 goals in 17 Premier League matches thus far this season.

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