| 2009/01/07 00:00

Bruce confirms striker deal

Jan -- 7 Wigan manager Steve Bruce has confirmed the club are closing in on the signing of Colombia striker Hugo Rodallega.

Bruce confirms striker deal

Rodallega's Mexican club Necaxa revealed earlier this week the 23-year-old was due to join Wigan later this month.

Bruce has been trailing the highly-rated forward for some time and he has revealed he has applied for a work permit for Colombian international.

"We're close to it but, when you're dealing with someone from abroad, it is already racked with problems," Bruce told the Wigan Observer.

"But we are close to making that go through.

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