Gohouri pens new Wigan deal

The Ivory Coast international moved to Latics in January last year

on a free transfer and signed an extension last summer after being

released by German side Borussia Monchengladbach. 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. 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.