Wigan agree fee for Jean Beausejour with Birmingham

Martinez set for talks with Beausejour after Wigan agree fee with Birmingham for winger

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has moved to strengthen his struggling side by agreeing a fee for Birmingham winger Jean Beausejour.

The Chile wide man almost moved to the DW Stadium last summer after Martinez followed up his long-standing interest with an approach to Birmingham.

On the move: Jean Beausejour (left) looks set for a switch to the DW Stadium

On the move: Jean Beausejour (left) looks set for a switch to the DW Stadium

He missed out then but looks to have
got his man at the second attempt after Birmingham accepted an offer
from Wigan and gave Beausejour permission to open talks on personal
terms.

Martinez was confident of wrapping up
negotiations swiftly and adding Beausejour to his squad, as he looks
for an injection of attacking flair to try and lift Wigan off the foot
of the Barclays Premier League and steer them to safety.

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