Edman agrees Latics release

Wigan Athletic have released defender Erik Edman from his contract.

Edman, 31, was out of contract at the DW Stadium at the end of the current season but the two parties have reached a mutual agreement to terminate the deal with immediate effect.

The Sweden international joined the Latics from French club Rennes for a fee of £500,000 in January 2008.

However, he has found himself behind Maynor Figueroa in the pecking order in recent months following injury problems and had made only two Premier League appearances this season.

His last outing was during the disastrous 9-1 mauling at the hands of former club Tottenham Hotspur back in November.

Edman is now expected to return to Sweden with former club Helsingborg.

"The 31 year-old has suffered badly with injury during a largely ill-fated return to England," read a club statement.

"After a run of four matches in the side, he tragically suffered a cruciate knee injury in the Premier League match at Blackburn and subsequently lost his place to Maynor Figueroa.

"The club wishes him all the best in his future career."

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