Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Espinoza Talk Continues

The talk of Roger Espinoza returning to Kansas City continues to make the rounds. Today, the BBC got quotes from Espinoza's current coach at Wigan, Uwe Rosler.

According to Rosler, Espinoza has twice come to the German asking to leave the club, Rosler said that Espinoza told him he wanted to return to Kansas.

At the time, Rosler said that he couldn't let the Honduran go, because "at that point we didn't have any midfielders."

Since the start of the season though, Espinoza has seen little time for the Latics, appearing in just two league games and one League Cup game. The second league game, came today, when he was a substitute against Millwall. Before that he had been over two months since his last appearance for the club, also as a substitute on August 16th against Charlton. It was his first time being in the 18 since August 30th when he was an unused substitute against Birmingham City. In that time since, he'd been relegated all the way to Wigan's U21 team.

Still, Peter Vermes has already stated that the club is not going to pay a transfer fee to bring Espinoza back. As Vermes said when the rumor originally came out, it wouldn't make sense to a guy who wasn't playing for his club. Then there's also the fact that Espinoza should be out of contract come the summer, making him available on a free. So while Espinoza may want to leave, KC may want him, and Rosler may be willing to let him go now that they have midfield, Sporting likely won't be bringing him in for a fee. That likely means that either Wigan would need to either release him from his contract or Sporting would need to wait until the summer window to bring Espinoza back to KC.

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