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Marlon King has signed for Wigan from Watford after his protracted switch to Fulham broke down.

Striker King had looked set to move to Craven Cottage from the Coca-Cola Championship club, only for reports to emerge claiming he failed a medical, and Wigan boss Steve Bruce was quick to swoop to take the forward to the JJB Stadium.

King told Sky Sports News: “It’s all about taking your opportunities. I’ve been given one and I want to take it, hopefully things will work out well for me.”

Regarding Fulham, King said: “I went down, had a long medical and for some reason there was a hitch.

“I think the two clubs were trying to renegotiate the fee, it had nothing to do with me, but when I picked up the papers I see I had failed a medical.

“I know my body is 110%. I didn’t fail a medical. I’ve been playing for a season and a half now and scoring goals – nothing has changed.

“As far as I’m concerned and Wigan are concerned, I didn’t fail a medical. I had a medical on Friday (at Wigan) and everything went smoothly, so I decided to make the switch.

“I was speaking to Fulham for the last week and a half, I came down to get things sorted out and for whatever reason it didn’t happen.

“Steve Bruce made it clear he wanted me here and I am a Wigan player now,” he added.