Martinez not panicking if Wigan sell stars

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez doesn't fear his squad being broken up this summer.

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez doesn't fear his squad being broken up this summer.

Hugo Rodallega and Mohamed Diame are set to leave on Bosmans after Sunday's final match against Wolves, while Victor Moses could be sold because he has just one year left on his contract and has so far refused to sign an extension.

“Manchester United lost Cristiano Ronaldo, so it would be foolish of me to say Wigan will keep everyone,” said the Wigan boss. “What’s important is that we can replace the players we lose. That’s normal.

“Last season, we lost Cleverley [back to parent club Manchester United] after his loan, we lost N’Zogbia [sold to Aston Villa]. You have to find young players who are ready to come and develop with us.

“That’s the nature of football and the modern game is like that. But I’m still excited that we can identify players who can come in and replace whichever players has to move on.

“If you want to carry on developing and improving as a football club, you need to be prepared to lose players and reinvest in the playing squad.”

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