Has Boselli been unfairly treated by Wigan?

Mauro Boselli could miss out on a Premier League future after this season, regardless of whether Wigan stay up or not.

Considering Wigan’s current position in the Premier League, it seems remarkable they have a top quality striker out on loan, playing for Palermo in Serie A.

Mauro Boselli has been a bit hit and miss for Wigan this season, which is the reason Roberto Martinez sent him to another club in the first place, but the result is that he could miss out on a Premier League future, even if Wigan stay up.

The 27-year-old has started only one league game for Wigan this season and hasn’t really been given a fair run of games to make a significant impact.

He’s played very well in the League Cup for the club with a strike rate of a goal per game but that still wasn’t enough to get him first team action, which is a reason he’s now at Palermo.

He hasn’t hit the ground running at the Italian side with two starts, two sub appearances and no goals but the whole issue stinks of the fact he’s been a little unfairly treated by Wigan.

His best hope of continuing to play top flight football from this point onwards is to try and secure a permanent move to Italy at the end of this current signing because he doesn’t have a future in England.

No other club in the Premier League would take a risk on him after seeing that he’s contracted to Wigan, a team regularly fighting for survival, and not even able to make it into their first team on a regular basis.

It’s a shame because he’s not a bad player by any means and he could do well given a solid run of games, a goal or two to build his confidence and the chance to lead an attack regularly.

He’s the sort of striker who can be very frustrating to watch; filled with talent and potential but equally frustrating in terms of the way he carries himself around the pitch.

There is no indication at the moment that he doesn’t have a future at Wigan and he could be a key figure next season if they manage to stay in the Premier League. It could just be a simple move by Martinez to increase his confidence.

It’s even more amazing when it boils down to his goals per starts ratio for Wigan; four goals in six starts across all competitions.

What do you make of Boselli?

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