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Saturday, 13 August 2011

Baddrol Bakhtiar to join Wigan?

Liverpool's Jack Robinson (L) and Malaysia's Baddrol Bakhtiar fight for the ball during their friendly soccer match as part of Liverpool's Asia tour in Kuala Lumpur July 16, 2011. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad 
Wigan have made a surprising trial offer for Baddrol bin Bakhtiar. The Malaysian international currently plays for Kedah FA. The player has excelled in recent years in the Malaysian Premier League, and will earn a trial period at the Latics.

According to sources in Malaysia, Bakhtiar is very highly regarded in his homeland. The winger, who can also play up front, is known for his blistering pace and dribbling abilities.

Bakhtiar has already spent some time in England, he spent a period with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge for two weeks so is already familiar with the standard of football required in the Premier League.

It is understood that Bakhtiar is being considered by Wigan as they consider merchandising opportunities in Malaysia, a market with huge growth potential for the Premier League brand.


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