Liverpool and Tottenham given £9m greenlight as contract talks stall

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has expressed his concerns about hanging on to star striker Hugo Rodallega.

The Columbian striker is yet to sign a new contract at the DW Stadium and with only a year left on his current deal, Wigan are desperate to get the striker’s future resolved one way of other, so they can  get some sort of fee if a new deal cannot be reached.

Both Tottenham and Liverpool sent scouts to Wigan last Saturday, however was left disappointed as he was put on the bench due to the uncertainty over his future.

Martinez is desperate to keep hold of Rodallega, but admits that he won’t stand in his way if the right offer comes in. It is believed that Wigan are holding out for £9m, a fee that is unlikely to scare off the Premier League duo.

 “He is a very important part of our plans. If he does well enough, it’s only fair that we do not stand in his way if the chance of a big move comes along.

“Unless we can go on to the next level, and perhaps make it into one of the European competitions, it is impossible to keep players when they are in the best moments of their careers.

 “When you are successful at a club like Wigan, you are going to lose players. That is the reality and you have to accept it.

“I think we are prepared to lose players, allow them to move on when a big offer comes in, as we showed with Charles.(Mirror)

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