Wigan Athletic defender wanted by several clubs

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Wigan defender Antolin Alcaraz is attracting attention from a number of clubs from around the world, reports Sky Sports News.

The 30-year-old defender is out-of-contract and Wigan look set to lose the defender on a free transfer, sparking an array of transfer speculation.

Wigan will also be looking to lower the wage bill following their relegation from the Premier League and, as captain, Alcaraz looks likely to leave the DW Stadium in the coming weeks. 

Alcaraz missed a large chunk of the season following injury, closely followed by fellow centre-back Ivan Ramis, who was also injured early on in the season and failed to recover.

The Latics would feel if they had their number one defensive pairing on the pitch every week, this could have prevented their relegation from the Premier League. 

Alcaraz has impressed at Wigan in his three-year spell with the club following his transfer from Belgian club Brugge in the summer of 2010, with the end result being a victory in the FA Cup over Manchester City this season. 

A particular club tracking Alcaraz is Roberto Martinez's Everton, with Alcaraz having a close bond with the Spaniard when he was in charge at Wigan. 

But Everton face a host of competition in the race for Alcaraz's signature, with clubs from the Premier League, Spain, Italy, Germany, Turkey and the Middle East all vying for his signature, seeing as he is available on a free-transfer.


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