First to Oriol Riera our departing striker. This really is a strange one, I think given the chance last season he would have come good for us in front of goal. Just has he was starting to do that Uwe Rosler dropped him to the bench and Riera was eventually sent out on loan by Malcky Mackay.
With relegation and his season adventure into England not quite how he planned out Riera had informed the club that he wished to return to his native Spain. It was a question of getting the right deal done, Wigan were looking for somewhere in the region of £1 million for the player whilst Spanish clubs estimations are a lot lower than that.
Deportivo La Coruna and ourselves have eventually agree on a fee believed to be in the region of £500,000.
Just before Riera's departure was confirmed the club had much happier news with the signing of Donervan Daniels on a three year deal for West Bromwich Albion. The defender who spent last season on loan at Blackpool and Aberdeen had been due to be out of contract this summer. The 21 year old looking to move on for regular first team football.
A defensive player who did impress when playing for Blackpool with his strength and pace and at such a young age will make a good addition to any squad. The player has signed on a three year deal with Wigan paying West Brom a nominal fee with add-ons and a sell on clause having also been agreed upon.