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Jan, 25, 2011

Diame slams 'crappy' Wigan

Mohamed Diame has issued a come-and-get-me plea to Manchester United and Liverpool after blasting Wigan a "crappy place".

The Frenchman, who arrived from Spanish club Rayo Vallecano two years ago, has risked the wrath of manager Roberto Martinez by slamming the football club and insisting he will re-assess his future in the summer.

The Latics find themselves embroiled in a relegation scrap and have gone five games without a win. However, should they avoid the drop, Diame says the opportunity to join one of Europe's elite clubs may be too hard to turn down.

"I don't have a favourite team, but there are clubs I'd struggle to refuse if they called me tomorrow," he told the Mirror. "Clubs for example like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Liverpool. It is impossible to say no to sides like them, especially as you know you won't get a second chance if you turn them down a first time.

"I'm going to stay with Wigan until the end of the season. We have to make sure we stay up. I am not in a hurry. This is my second season in the Premier League, I have a year left on my contract, so let's see what happens about next season."

The midfielder admitted he is struggling with life in England, claiming he is frustrated with a lack of activity in Wigan.

He said: "The truth about life in Wigan is that there is nothing to do. It is a crappy place. The town is tiny, and there is no atmosphere. I go in to training, I return home afterwards, and that is all I do.

"There is absolutely no comparison between Wigan and Madrid. I was happy there - it is a capital city, and I guess it is the same as any capital. After training I was able to go for a peaceful stroll. It was never really cold over there.

"But as for here - don't get me started! When it snowed I felt like the temperature was minus 15, and feared I was going to turn into an ice cube.

"It is rare to see truly beautiful girls when you go out during the day. But it's a different story when you go out in the evening. The girls seem to cover themselves up all day, only to be in good-looking mode at night. In Madrid I had the impression that all the women were beautiful."

A Wigan spokesman said: "It was intended as a light-hearted interview. It says how happy and settled Mohamed is in England, and is very respectful of the club."

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