Atletico’s Joel joins Wigan Athletic on season-long loan
Atletico Madrid’s third-choice goalkeeper, Joel Robles has officially joined English Premier League side, Wigan through the end of the 2012-13 season.
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Martinez has been productive in just the first day of the January transfer, claiming Manchester United midfielder, Angelo Henriquez on a season-long loan.
Wigan are also in the process of finalizing a deal for Honduran international Sporting Kansas City midfielder, Roger Espinoza, but due to visa issues, the deal has yet to be completed.
Joel will challenge current second choice keeper, Michael Pollitt for the back-up role, and possibly even challenge Ali Al Habsi for the starting spot.
Wigan currently sit 18th in the Premier League table and Martinez hopes with reinforcements such as Joel, their fate will not come down to the second to last match, as it did last year.