Roger Espinoza is leaving Kansas City, this has been clear for a few months now, but today things basically confirm it 100% that Espinoza would be leaving. Today in the UK an FA Panel approved Espinoza's work permit request, the final stepping stone for his move to the UK. Wigan Athletic posted on their website today that Espinoza will join the club once is contract with Sporting expires.
Subject to receiving his ITC, the first game Espinoza would be eligible to play in would be Wigan's 3rd round FA Cup match on January 5th against Bournemouth. Not sure if Espinoza will make his debut then, since he may not be in the best game shape yet. I've said before that Espinoza's departure would be bittersweet. He's going to leave some very big shoes in KC's midfield to fill, but it'll be great to see a former Sporting player playing in arguably the best league in the world (hopefully he gets playing time, unlike Eddie Johnson's move to Fulham).