We thought Newcastle and Joe Kinnear had patched up the recent outburst by Charles N’Zogbia, about him wanting to leave Newcastle, but yet another dubious quote from the boy has cropped up again today.
The January transfer window must be getting near.
Charles N’Zogbia – what up with him now?
Charles N’Zogbia claims his agent is due to hold talks with the Newcastle United club, regarding his future at St James’ Park.
Charles recently complained about not getting first team football at Newcastle, but he is now in the starting line-up, so we wonder what’s up with him now.
That’s especially true since Joe Kinnear said Charles was embarrassed by some of the things he was quoted as having told L’Equipe only last week.
He said then how frustrated he was by his lack of first team opportunities, and even declared he could move to PSG during the transfer window in January.
The 22-year-old apparently wants some reassurance from the club, that he has a future, but surely Joe Kinnear has already let him know that.
N’Zogbia has told Aujourd’hui Sport:
“Newcastle should tell my agent about how confident the club are in me in the next few days.”
“We can’t say they have trusted me since Kevin Keegan’s departure. This situation needs to change quickly.”
“That’s the right moment: I want to play for France in less than two years.”
This needs to be sorted out quickly by Newcastle, because we cannot have Charles going around all the time saying he wants to leave the club, and then saying he was misquoted.
We’d still like to know what Charles thought he told L’Equipe.
This may be a case that Charles thinks he has a better chance of playing for France with another club, maybe a French club, like PSG, which he said he wanted to join a few weeks ago.
We shouldn’t let him move in January, because we are so short of players, and he should be reminded that he has signed a contract only 15 months ago, which still has over three years to run, and if he didn’t want to stay that long, tough, he shouldn’t have signed it.
There seems far too much of Charles’ quotes saying he wants to leave Newcastle United for various reasons, and he needs to stop giving interviews to these French Sports magazines.