Oriol Riera: Wigan striker set to join Deportivo la Coruna on loan

Oriol Riera
Oriol Riera scored 13 times in 37 games for Osasuna last season

Wigan striker Oriol Riera is close to completing a loan move to Spanish side Deportivo la Coruna.

The Championship strugglers have confirmed they are in advanced talks with the La Liga side.

Riera, 28, has scored just one goal in 13 appearances since joining from Osasuna on a three-year deal in June.

"All parties feel that it is probably best that he goes back there and plays for a short period of time," said manager Malky Mackay.

"So that is what is going to happen and is ongoing."

Deportivo have said on their club websiteexternal-link that Riera will have a medical ahead of a potential move.

Mackay, 42, also revealed there had been no progress regarding the potential departure of Scotland winger Shaun Maloney from the DW Stadium.

"We have had enquiries from various clubs on that one," said Mackay.

"We have had a bid from one which was rejected and at the moment Shaun is absolutely still my player, and is also showing that he is still my player and I wouldn't expect anything else from him. He's a terrific boy."