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Martinez predicts bright future for midfielder Diame

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is confident Mohamed Diame will have a big impact on the premiership. The young French midfielder was the dominant figure at the DW Stadium as Wigan drew 1-1 with Fulham.

Martinez was impressed with the performance of his 22-year-old central midfielder bought from Spanish second division side Rayo Vallecano for £3.5million in the summer.

Martinez said: "It's rare to find someone with power, true quality and composure on the ball - Patrick Vieira had that.

"Playing in Spain allowed Momo to be a little bit different and when he fully understands the nature of the British game he will be a special player in the Premier League.

"He's only 22 and he's still adapting to the British game but he's someone who can go as high as he wants to go."

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