Villarreal to sell Ruben to Wigan

MADRID - Villarreal have agreed to sell Argentine striker Marco Ruben to Wigan Athletic, the La Liga club said on their website on Saturday.

The 23-year-old has been playing with Villarreal B in the Spanish second division this season.

He joined Villarreal from River Plate in January 2008 and played the next 18 months on loan with Recreativo Huelva before they were relegated in 2009.

Ruben is due to travel to England in the coming days to seal the deal with the Premier League club, Villarreal said.