Wigan snap up ex-West Ham striker
Published 23:00 24/08/10 By Alan Nixon
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has snapped up Mexico World Cup striker Guillermo Franco on a free transfer after his shock exit from West Ham.
Lively Franco helped Hammers to beat the drop but was not offered a new deal and has spent the summer looking for a new home.
But now Latics have taken them into their Latin dressing room on a one-year contract worth £600,000 as replacement for Ipswich-bound Jason Scotland.
Franco, who wants to settle in England with his family, will try to get himself fit for a quick debut but is unlikely to be ready for the Tottenham trip on Saturday.
Meanwhile Wigan have had better news on left back Maynor Figueroa who will only be missing for just three weeks with an ankle injury.