West Ham Set To Sign Wigan Athletic Defender Maynor Figueroa On Free Transfer This Summer

Troublesome left-back role set to be filled at Upton Park.

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West Ham are to end the search to fill the troublesome left-back position at Upton Park with the capture of Wigan defender Maynor Figueroa.

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce has had a number of defensive problems this season but none more so than at left-back where George McCartney has been injured and his understudy Daniel Potts joined him on the treatment table.

Matt Taylor and Joey O’Brien have been used in the role, but it is 29-year-old Figueroa who looks set to fill that berth next season with a free transfer move to London when his contract at Wigan expires at the end of the current campaign.

Honduran international Figueroa’s versatility also attracted Allardyce as he is capable of playing at centre-back or as part of a three-man defence which Wigan use under manager Roberto Martinez.

The Daily Mail report that the transfer will be completed at the end of the season and he will link up with former Wigan team-mate Mohamed Diame at Upton Park.

Allardyce back out of a bid to sign Blackburn Rovers’ Swedish international Martin Olsson in January because of the asking price and also missed out on Aston Villa’s Stephen Warnock when he opted for a longer-term deal at Leeds United.

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