Diame sad at Latics exit
Momo Diame has paid tribute to the Wigan and their fans after agreeing to join newly promoted West Ham on a free transfer this week.
Diame claims it was a tough decision to leave the Latics, having played over 100 times for the club since joining from Rayo Vallecano in the summer of 2009.
It's understood the Senegalese international turned his back on a mega new pay deal with Wigan, that would have made him one of their highest earners, to link up instead with Sam Allardyce at Upton Park.
Certainly factors contributed to his decision to move on including money with the Hammers offer of a three-year contract worth much more than what the Latics could afford, even when pushing the boat out.
On top of a reported £50,000 a week salary, was the promise of first-team football, with a well-respected club with a great tradition.
He didn't didn't get that at the DW Stadium during the second half of last season, as he was kept out of the starting eleven by the form of James McCarthy and James McArthur following his return from African Nations Cup.
Diame said: "I've been very happy during my time with Wigan. It's been a great club to play for.
"The fans have always been amazing with me. They made my life easy and I won't forget that."