More good news from the Official Newcastle United Site this morning says that young Frenchman Charles N’Zogbia, who has been in terrific form this season, has signed a new contract with the club.
Charles has committed his future to Newcastle United after signing a new 5 year improved contract at the club.
And to think the odds on him leaving the club were high after the last game at Watford last season, by Charles’ own admission.
Charles N’Zogbia – in phenomenal form for Newcastle this season
The new contract will keep the young French star at St. James’ Park until 2012 and is just reward for his great start to the new season. Certainly Newcastle fans will be delighted at the news because they’ve always had a soft spot for Charles, ever since Bobby Robson signed him as an 18 year-old from Le Havre in 2004.
N’Zogbia has scored 2 goals, from the left back spot, so far this season and his excellent and exciting play has seen him get a call-up yesterday for the French Under-21 squad that plays Wales on Friday.
This is what Charles told Newcastle World TV in an exclusive interview today:
“I am happy to sign my contract and I see my future with Newcastle United because it is a great club.â€
“I admit towards the end of last season I was not happy and I thought I might be leaving the club, but everything is different now with the new manager.â€
“I have always loved the city, the fans and the club and wanted to stay here. I’m delighted now that I’m playing and I’m really enjoying my football.”
We have to thank Sam Allardyce with the way he has handled Charles since Sam arrived at the club. Whatever he has done is spot on because Charles is playing with his old zip and has all his confidence back. Credit also goes to Newcastle captain Geremi, who has taken Charles under his wing and offered him guidance, which reports suggest is doing Charles a power of good.
This is what you get in the squad when they’re all together â€“ everybody gets to be successful. This is the second piece of good news in successive days for Charles. That’s what happens when you buckle down and just concentrate on your football – good job Charles.