Latics face €5m South American striker price - reports

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A Wigan Athletic party have traveled to Spain to make a €4 million offer for Paraguayan striker Nelson Haedo Valdez, but have been told to put up more money, according to Spanish newspaper reports.

The 27-year-old is currently at Hércules CF, which plays in the Segunda División, Spain’s equivalent of The Npower Championship.

A team of Latics delegates have made the journey to the country, but have faced one major obstacle in their pursuit of the player.

Their first offer of €4 million was rejected, according to reports, and Wigan Athletic will have to put up more to meet the €5 million release clause in Valdez's contract and bring him to the DW Stadium.


Valdez is a regular in the Paraguay national team, which is currently playing in the Copa America. He's expected to feature in a clash against Brazil in the tournament on Sunday.


The striker slept rough as a teenager before working his way into the Paraguayan league. His career grew after some impressive performances in his homeland, and last year Valdez scored two goals against Barcelona in a shock 2-0 defeat of the Champions League winners in La Liga.

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