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Wigan Athletic beat Sunderland to ex-Le Mans winger Darbo

by Rob MacDonald. Published Wed 14 Mar 2012 12:00, last updated: 14/03/12

Former Le Mans midfielder Alieu Darbo claims he is set to join Wigan Athletic on a free transfer.

The 19-year old Gambian winger was released from his contract at French Ligue 2 club Le Mans in January.

He is now expected to sign for the Latics despite spending time with Sunderland’s youth academy recently.

"I have a verbal agreement with Wigan," Darbo told Sportbladet.

"At the moment I have a problem with my knee and must do some rehab work to get myself fit. Then, hopefully, in about two weeks time, I will go to Wigan and sign a contract with them.

"They (Sunderland) wanted to offer me a contract, but because of the reception I received at Wigan, which I never got anywhere else, I decided to pick them. Everything felt right for me."



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