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Franco Di Santo and Maynor Figueroa Leave Wigan Athletic as Latics Exodus Begins

Di Santo and Figueroa head the exit from the DW Stadium.

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Wigan Athletic duo Franco Di Santo and Maynor Figueroa have been confirmed as the first two big name players to lead the exodus from the club following their relegation to the Championship, talkSPORT reports.

The pair are both out of contract next month and have rejected new deals to stay and drop down to the second tier, and they are the first of what is expected to be a mass clear out at the club.

Di Santo, 24, joined the club from Chelsea in 2010 where he struggled to break into the first team. Having never been especially prolific in front of goal, his form this season had earned him three call ups into the Argentinian national side. He has bagged just five goals this term, but Italian giants Lazio were reported to be keen on bringing him to Serie A.

Honduran international Figueroa joined Wigan back in 2008 after a successful loan spell from Olimpia in his home country. The 30-year-old is known for his long throws and powerful shot and has bagged just three goals in nearly 200 appearances during his time in Greater Manchester. West Ham are said to be keeping an eye on him and there could very well be a scramble to sign the big defender.

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