Wigan boss Martinez wanted to sign Everton striker Jelavic

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez admits he fancied signing Everton striker Nikica Jelavic.

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez admits he fancied signing Everton striker Nikica Jelavic.

The Croatian has bagged 12 goals in 18 Premier League appearances since joining Everton from Rangers in January for £5.5m.

Martinez said: “We knew how good he was at Rangers but we couldn’t afford his price tag.

“He was not in our market, but I am a big admirer of Croatian strikers and Jelavic is a very good player.

“We need to stop the service into him if we’re going to stop him scoring.”

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