Some interest in Newcastle left winger and occasional left full-back, Charles Nâ€™Zogbia, is said to be increasing, but there have so far been no bids for the 22 year-old French youngster.
Charles N’Zogbia – can still become great at Newcastle
Charles was born in Harfleur, France of Congolese parents, and turned 22 years old on Wednesday.
Itâ€™s still touch and go whether he will still be at the club come August.
There was a reports earlier this week that Nâ€™Zogbia was about to join Wigan for Â£3.5M, but if he does go it will take a lot more money than that for Newcastle even to consider letting Charles move on.
Nâ€™Zogbia is contracted to the club until 2012, since he signed a new improved contract only last September, and Newcastle have absolutely no reason to sell one of their most talented youngsters.
Weâ€™d love to see Charles stay at the club, and even come out more strongly and say he doesnâ€™t want to leave Newcastle.
Keegan is also a fan of Nâ€™Zogbiaâ€™s playing style, which is naturally attacking and moving forward, and he has that ability to run at defenders.
Weâ€™re also convinced that Keegan can do a lot for Charles, if only the youngster will stay at the club.
We know Kevin can get the best out of the player and Kevin was particularly pleased with the youngsterâ€™s attitude during the last several weeks of the season. The young Frenchman also looked very good indeed in the last game of the season at Goodison Park.
Charles has already appeared for Newcastle United 135 times with 99 starts and 9 goals.
Not too bad for a lad who has just turned 22, and he’s now played for the France Under-21 side 9 times.
We think if Charles can keep his head down, and listen to what Kevin and his coaches tell him, he can still become a Newcastle great, he’s that good.
But he will need to be more disciplined than he is right now – but there again – we cannot be too hard on him, since the lad’s still very young.