Sporting Kansas City announce Espinoza moving to Wigan
They have, however, refused to accept defeat in their pursuit of Espinoza and the 26-year-old should complete a switch to England once the January transfer window opens for business.
"He called and told me that he's basically decided that he's going to Wigan," Sporting KC manager Peter Vermes told the Kansas City Star.
"It was a tough decision for him, but it's something that he wanted to do. He wanted a chance to play in the English Premier League, but he also wanted to thank me and the club for everything."