Deportivo La Coruña await final paperwork from Wigan Athetic over Spanish striker move

Oriol Riera will now complete a permanent move from Wigan Athletic to Deportivo La Coruña, with an agreement finally reached between the two clubs.

There have certainly been some twists and turns during negotiations between Deportivo La Coruña and Wigan Athletic, over the future of striker Oriol Riera, but according to La Voz de Galicia, there is now light at the end of the tunnel.

Just last week, it seemed as though the two clubs had reached an impasse, with the same Spanish media outlet reporting that there were small, but significant enough differences of opinions, that might lead to a deal breaking down completely.

Whilst it's clear that Wigan won't get anywhere near the £2 million fee they paid Osasuna in 2014, 28-year-old Riera had already assured his desire was to remain at Deportivo.

Amidst suggestions Wigan will receive roughly half that amount for Riera at best, the main sticking point had been the payment terms, with Deportivo reportedly offering a scheduled series of payments, rather than offering one lump sum.

Wigan were understandably cautious, given the financial difficulties experienced by the Galician club over recent years, though it is now believed a full agreement has been reached, and satisfactory payment assurances have been provided by Deportivo executives.

As such, and with Riera having already agreed terms on a three-year contract at the Riazor stadium, Deportivo are now awaiting the signed documentation from Wigan. This is expected to be received by Monday, at which point the deal can be officially announced.

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