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Wigan boss Bruce confirms Olembe, Aghahowa set to leave

Out-of-favour Wigan Athletic duo Julius Aghahowa and Salomon Olembe are poised to quit the JJB Stadium and move to Turkey.

Both the Nigeria striker and Cameroon full-back have struggled to hold down first-team places during the current campaign and have been told by Latics boss Steve Bruce they can leave in the summer.

Aghahowa has started just five Premier League games following his £2.5million arrival from Shakhtar Donetsk last year.

Meanwhile, Olembe has made just a handful of appearances after being given a short-term contract following his free transfer arrival in January.

Both players are expected to sign for Turkish side Kayserispor.

"It's in place for Julius and Salomon to move on and it's fair to say they are on the verge of finalising moves to Turkey," Bruce told the Wigan Evening Post.

"Salomon is out of contract soon so he's going on a free, while there will be a small fee involved with Julius.

"It hasn't worked out for these two here - it's a shame but that's football.

"I watch Julius every day on the training ground and that reminds me what a very good finisher he is, but in the games it hasn't quite worked out.

"We will wish both lads well when they go and hope they have a better time in Turkey."

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