Grant weighing up Baradji move

Baradji has been on trial with the Latics for three weeks and was
part of their squad for the recent tour of Austria. Roberto
Martinez is believed to have been impressed with the 26-year-old
but he has yet to make the Paris-born player a formal offer. That
has alerted Grant, who tried to sign Baradji last season when he
was at Portsmouth. Baradji has been signed by West Ham once before,
in 2005, but did not make an appearance for the Londoners as he
immediately left for Reading on loan and was then released by the
Hammers when the loan deal came to an unsuccessful end. Grant is
still keen on bringing in new faces to Upton Park and is not
thought to have been put off by Baradji’s history. Whether that now
triggers Martinez into action remains to be seen, although if he
did miss out on the player it would not go down well with the Wigan
support, who have expressed their keenness to sign a player who
also holds Senegalese citizenship.