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West Ham boss admits interest in Wigan’s Maynor Figueroa

07:45 25 February 2013

Maynor Figueroa, Wigan Athletic. Photo: Jon Buckle/PA

Maynor Figueroa, Wigan Athletic. Photo: Jon Buckle/PA

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Sam Allardyce has admitted he is monitoring Maynor Figueroa’s contract situation with a view to signing the Wigan defender in the summer.

The Honduras international is set to become a free agent at the end of the season when his current deal at the DW Stadium ends.

Allardyce made clear his desire to bring in a left-back in the January transfer window but failed in his efforts to sign Martin Olsson from Blackburn.

Reports have suggested that Allardyce has targeted Figueroa instead, but he concedes that a move for the 29-year-old would depend on the player’s contract and West Ham’s Premier League survival.

“What we would be looking at is any player that might be available in the summer, if we stay in this league,” he said ahead of the visit of Spurs tonight.

West Ham raided Wigan last season when they snapped up midfielder Mohamed Diame on a free transfer but Allardyce expects more competition for Figueroa.

“When you look at what he’s done at Wigan – and like everyone else he’s refused to sign a contract – there will be a lot of clubs interested in him,” he said.

“We would be one of those clubs if that’s the case.”

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