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Martinez on Red Alert for Former City Midfielder

GeovanniWigan Athletic are on red alert as MLS outfit San Jose Earthquakes release former Hull and Man City attacking midfielder Geovanni.

Geovanni moved to the American team following Hull’s drop to the Championship and helped the team reach the play-off semi-finals.

However, the San Jose team have ditched the player because he failed to justify his large earnings. Earthquakes general manager John Doyle said:

“He is a great player but his impact on a day-to-day basis was not enough to warrant the high salary we were paying him.”

Geovanni now eyes a return to the Premier League where he impressed at times in Phil Brown’s Hull City team.

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez may be ready to make an offer to the Brazilian playmaker who can play on both flanks and up-front. He may consider the player to be a make-shift replacement for Charles N’Zogbia, who looks set to leave the club in January.

If any move is to be made for Geovanni, the Brazilian would almost certainly have to take a wage cut. San Jose were apparently paying the former Barcelona player an astronmical sum in the MLS as their only designated player, meaning they could pay the player well above the league’s wage cap.


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