Martinez happy Boselli is back

Striker returns after spending last season on loan at Estudiantes

Mauro Boselli: Roberto Martinez believes he is now ready to settle at Wigan Athletic

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Roberto Martinez says that he expects striker Mauro Boselli to return to Wigan Athletic on Monday, after spending last season on loan at his former club Estudiantes.

The Wigan boss says that the 27-year-old forward scored important goals and was enjoying his football last season, and he believes that now could be a good time for Boselli to settle at the Latics.

Boselli arrived in Wigan two years ago in a £6million move, but has scored only one goal for the club - in the Carling Cup against Swansea - before spending six months in Serie A at Genoa in the 2010-11 season and all of last term back in Argentina at Estudiantes.

The Argentina international joined Wigan having scored 32 goals in 57 games in his first spell at Estudiantes, but has struggled to settle in England.

"Mauro will be joining us next Monday, and we are all very excited about that," Martinez told the Wigan Evening Post.

"He has just had a very challenging season at Estudiantes, where it was extremely difficult for the team as a whole.

"But in the second half of the campaign, you started to see the best of Mauro.

"He scored plenty of important goals, and he was showing a real enjoyment of his football again.

"Mauro has also had some very good news in his private life recently, he has just become a dad, and we are all very pleased for him.

"I just feel now is the right time for him to come back to Wigan and settle back in to life in England, and be himself as he has been able to do back home."