Wigan striker Mauro Boselli joins Italian side Palermo on loan

Wigan forward Mauro Boselli

Wigan forward Mauro Boselli has moved to Italian side Palermo on loan until the end of the season.

The club have an option to buy the 27-year-old Argentine outright for an undisclosed fee at the end of the term.

Boselli joined the Latics from Estudiantes in 2010, for a then record fee of about £6m. This will be his second loan spell since then.

"Mauro will go back to Italy where he had a spell with Genoa," said Wigan manager Roberto Martinez.

Boselli has made 12 appearances for the Latics this season, scoring four goals in all competitions.

He spent a loan stint at Genoa last season where he scored once in six appearances.

Palermo confirmed Boselli's arrival at the Stadio Renzo Barbera.