Gohouri extends Latics deal

Wigan defender commits future to club until 2013

Gohouri: Has agreed a new deal with the Latics

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Wigan defender Steve Gohouri has pledged his future to the club after agreeing a new deal until the summer of 2013.

The Ivorian defender moved to the Latics in January 2010 on a free transfer after being released by German side Borussia Monchengladbach and signed an extension last summer.

Gohouri made 29 appearances for Roberto Martinez's side this season, scoring one goal in their 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Anfield in February.

Delighted

The 30-year-old's agent, Rui Alves, said: " We are delighted with Steve's new contract with Wigan.

"Roberto and (Wigan chairman) Mr Whelan are fantastic people and this team deserve to be in the Premier League.

"Steve had some contacts to go somewhere else next season, but we decided to stay here and make this club a very good club, with some good signings they can have a great season next year."

Wigan are reportedly keen on bringing French youngster Oussama Mrabet to the club on a trial period to assess his talent.

The 17-year-old, currently at Sochaux, has been hotly tipped to be the next Zinedine Zidane, and could spend the summer at the DW Stadium.