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Zaki confident of getting goals for Wigan

Amr Zaki is confident of goal scoring success with Wigan Athletic this season.

Wigan faced a gruelling battle just to bring Zaki to the JJB.

Zamalek chairman Mamdouh Abbas even threatened him with violence if he left the Egyptian club.

Zaki eventually joined the Latics on a year-long loan with view to a permanent £6.5million transfer.

He explained: "I wanted to prove myself abroad and the Premier League is where most of the stars of the national teams play.

"Now I am here, I just want to score goals for Wigan.

"I have come here with a big reputation but I won't say how many goals I will score. That is not my way.

"It may take me some time to become the No 1 striker in the Premier League but that is what I want to be."

Wigan boss Steve Bruce, who tried to sign Zaki in January, said: "It wasn't an easy deal to do but I think it is going to be worth it.

"Zamalek wanted £6.5m for him but we weren't going to pay that for a striker who has yet to prove himself abroad - even if he is treated like the King of Egypt at home.

"He is one of those big, aggressive forwards you would rather avoid as a defender. The fans will love him."

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