Crusat linked with Wigan switch

Almeria winger Albert Crusat could be set for a move to Wigan Athletic this summer, as new manager Roberto Martinez eyes possible replacements for Antonio Valencia.

The Latics' highly-rated Ecuadorean is being linked with big-money moves to both Manchester United and Real Madrid during the close-season.

And should the 23-year-old leave the JJB Stadium for pastures new, the man tasked with filling his boots could be 27-year-old Crusat - a left winger or striker - who has netted 23 league goals in 132 outings for Almeria since arriving from UE Lleida in 2005.

The product of Espanyol's youth system - who has attracted interest from Tottenham Hotspur in the past - is believed to be available for around £2.5 million, and the winger has made no secret of his desire to further his career in England.

“The Premier League is a success for any footballer," he said. "I am an ambitious player and it is normal that I desire to improve my career.

“If Tottenham are following my work it will be because I have had a good season. For me it is sensational but I leave everything in the hands of my agent.”

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