Espinoza has spent the last four years playing in the MLS and is relishing the chance to play in the Premier League, claiming: “I just want to say a big thank you to everyone at the club who have been working so hard to get everything through in time, and for the manager to have the belief in me. Now it’s down to business.”
The midfielder will find himself thrown straight in at the deep end, with a likely place in the squad for the FA Cup tie against Bournemouth and has no shortage of admirers at the club including his new manager. Roberto Martinez lavished praise on the player, stating that: “He is an excellent talent and every time we have seen him play he has shown the desire that as a club we like to see from our players. The Olympics in the summer gave a great example of just what he can do on the pitch, especially in his performances against Spain and Brazil. He’ll bring something new to the group and we hope to have many happy memories of him playing for Latics.”
The Honduran midfielder becomes the fourth player from his county to put on the Wigan shirt after former Latics Hendry Thomas and Wilson Palacios and current defender Maynor Figueroa. Espinoza will be hoping to become the most successful of the entire bunch!