Kevin Keegan has been talking today about our 21 year old left winger and French Under-21 International Charles N’Zogbia.
Charles N’Zogbia - situation with Newcastle is unchanged
Kevin talked to the Evening Chronicle today regarding the position of N’Zogbia:
â€œI still see it the same way â€“ we have from now until the end of the season to sort things out.â€ â€œHis future lies here for as long as we want because heâ€™s got a three-year contract.â€
â€œI told him to get his head down, work hard and then we would see where we were at the end of the season.â€ â€œThatâ€™s the promise I made to him, and thatâ€™s what weâ€™ll do. That has not changed,â€
Charles has been on the Newcastle bench for the last two games and thatâ€™s where he will again start at White Hart Lane tomorrow, but when heâ€™s come off the bench heâ€™s been full of purpose.
Charles doesn’t turn 22 years-old until May of this year, and yet he has already appeared for the club 133 times, with 98 starts since joining Newcastle in August, 2004 under Bobby Robson’s successful reign.
We like Charles a lot, but if he thinks his future lies elsewhere, we are willing to see him leave Newcastle, just as long as Newcastle get the fee they deserve for this excellent young player.
The starting fee for Charles has to be around Â£10M, but we still hope when push comes to shove, he’ll be at the club in August.