Charles Nâ€™Zogbia hasnâ€™t started for Newcastle United since the Liverpool defeat on 8th March, and although heâ€™s been injured he didnâ€™t even make the bench for Newcastle on Saturday at Fratton Park.
Charles N’Zogbia – almost certain to leave club in summer
Only last week Charles was warned of his attitude by Kevin Keegan and the news was that he seems to have become detached from the team.
Apparently his team mates had also realized this and one or two of them have had a talk with the young Frenchman. But Keegan has never really talked too much recently about Charles, and we think the youngster has probably made his mind up that he wants to move to London in the summer. His mother and other family are down there, which is the main reason Charles says he wants to leave the north-east, where he’s been since 2004.
Kevin has often said he wants to keep Charles, and that he could become a good player at Newcastle, but his attitude problems will not have helped him with Keegan.
We think itâ€™s almost odds on that Kevin will let Nâ€™Zogbia move on in the summer, and at least Newcastle should get a decent fee for the French Under-21 international, to help the club fund other transfers in the summer. Tottenham are the most likely club to be interested, although Arsene Wenger has always thought highly of the boy, and of course he’s French.
There is no room on Kevinâ€™s train for immature players, and unfortunately thatâ€™s what Charles has been labeled with, and thatâ€™s why he will very likely leave the club.