It is looking more and more likely that Charles N’Zogbia could be sold in January, to fund new players coming to the club.
Charles N’Zogbia – could be moved on in January
N’Zogbia had claimed over the weekend his agent was in regular contact with Paris Saint-Germain, though German sides Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich are also reportedly interested.
Charles hasn’t been in the starting side under Kinnear, except for Joe’s first game in charge at Everton, and there’s no doubt Charles wants to start ever game, but who doesn’t?
In the past his attitude has been questioned, but we’ve seen nothing wrong about his attitude of late under Joe Kinnear, and in fact Joe has praised the 22 year-old, and he trains hard every day.
And Charles had nothing but good to say about the Newcastle performance on Saturday on the official web-site:
“We knew it was going to be tough and no one really gave us a chance before the game,”
“But it was a great team effort and the draw was thoroughly deserved. We had to soak up a lot of pressure but held firm.”
“The point is a massive lift. I felt the whole team really put a good shift in.”
Good words from Zog, and while we certainly don’t want to see another one of our best young players leave the club, Joe Kinnear may elect to sell him to fund new players coming to the club.
With Duff and Gutierrez stepping up to the plate in most games, we have two good starting wingers, but if Charles goes, we’ll not have too many players pressing for the wide positions, having also lost James Milner in August. There is also a good chance that Geremi, who plays on the right wing, will be sold in January.
But Joe may think there are other areas of the team that need strengthening before the wide positions.
Anyway, we still hope Charles elects to stay at Newcastle.