EXCLUSIVE: Martinez pulls off another coup with loan deal for Atletico Madrid keeper Joel
16:33 GMT, 2 January 2013
17:17 GMT, 2 January 2013
Wigan will complete the loan signing of Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Joel in the coming days.
The stopper is currently third choice with the Spanish club and spent time away last season, at La Liga rivals Rayo Vallecano.
The Latics have already added Manchester United forward Angelo Henriquez to their ranks since the transfer window opened on Tuesday, and Joel's arrival will be considered a major coup.
Jumping for joy: Joel is on his way to Wigan on loan from Atletico Madrid
Despite his position in Madrid, the stopper is highly thought of and is expected to step into the No 1 spot when the current incumbent Thibaut Courtois returns to Chelsea.
The Belgian has been in the Spanish capital since the start of the season, impressing to such a level that he is already his country's No 1 aged just 20.
Atletico want to keep hold Courtois but understand that may not be possible as his stock continues to rise.