The Honduras international cannot wait to secure his move to Latics from MLS side Sporting Kansas City and feels he will have no problems securing a work permit to play in England
By John Rojas
The Latics moved quickly to snap up the 26-year-old on a free transfer from MLS side Sporting Kansas City in a deal which will see him remain at the DW Stadium until 2015.
The midfielder is delighted to have secured a move to the Premier League and is determined to make an impact in the top flight as well as with Wigan, revealing that manager Roberto Martinez played a big part in his transfer.
"We spoke and he told me that he has been following my progress since 2010," Espinoza told Goal.com.
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"He wants me there ASAP and I will be there as soon as I am cleared to do so. His idea is for me to be a key helping player in the team and I will work hard to do it.
"My contract is for two and a half years with an option. I am holding that option and I have to be grateful and happy because that is giving me peace for the future from the beginning of the contract."
Espinoza hopes to arrive in England early following the end of the MLS season to settle into his new surroundings and expects to have no problem in securing a work permit due to his participation in the World Cup and Olympic Games with Honduras.
He added: "The idea is to be in England in two weeks. We will make the contract official once the contract with the MLS is done [December 31] so I won't be working with the team this year but those two weeks will be okay to settle myself there and be ready to start.
|"My contract is for two and a half years with an option. I am holding that option and I have to be grateful because that is giving me peace for the future"
- Roger Espinoza
"We are expecting the FA to review my participation with the national team. We hope they take into consideration some games that I did not play because of injuries and sanctions.
"If not, we already spoke with coach Martinez and he told me that I have a case to easily win an appeal because I played in the World Cup, Olympics and I speak English."