Honduras midfielder Roger Espinoza will join Wigan in January after being granted permission to work in the UK, the club have confirmed.

A decision by a Football Association panel gave the 26-year-old the all-clear to join the Latics when his contract with MLS side Sporting Kansas City expires at the end of December.

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez, who travelled to London to attend the hearing, said: "We prepared an excellent case for Roger and it is great news for us that he can now join up in January."

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