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Wigan open Watson deal talks

Wigan have opened contract talks with FA Cup hero Ben Watson to ward off interest from other clubs.

Last Updated: 10/01/14 at 08:09 Post Comment

Ben Watson: In talks over a new deal amid interest from other clubs

Ben Watson: In talks over a new deal amid interest from other clubs

Sky Sports understands Wigan have begun negotiations over a new deal for Watson, with his current terms due to expire at the end of the season.

Watson, who scored Wigan's winner in their famous FA Cup final succees over Manchester City last season, is thought to be attracting interest from a number of sides, including Reading and Queens Park Rangers.

The Championship duo are both actively monitoring Watson's situation and are ready to test Wigan's resolve to hang onto the player in this month's transfer window.

The 28-year-old joined the Latics from Crystal Palace in January 2009 and has established himself as a key player at the DW Stadium, with manager Uwe Rosler keen to keep hold of him.

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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

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o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

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