Wigan Athletic has completed the signing of
The 27-year-old defender looked set to join West Ham United after the La Liga side posted an article on its website saying it had accepted an offer from the Hammers and the player was heading to London for a medical.
However Ramis elected to join Wigan and chairman
"It's down to the influence of Roberto," he told ESPN.
"The player doesn't speak English and didn't want to go to West Ham, who had already agreed a deal.
"But Roberto asked me to go out to Mallorca where I met their chairman and with the club in receivership, they accepted my offer and then I went to see the player."
Ramis has made 103 league appearances for Mallorca since his debut in 2004 and is Martinez's second northern summer signing after the Latics brought in
English Premier League
English Premier League champion Manchester United will start the 2013-2014 season at League Cup winner Swansea.