Wigan Quoting Different Prices For N’Zogbia – How Ridiculous


News today that Everton are preparing a £9 million bid for Charles N’Zogbia, who is certain to leave Wigan this summer.

N’Zogbia receiving congratulations after scoring for France last night

But it seems – if reports are to be believed – that Wigan are quoting different clubs different prices for the player, and the news is that Newcastle were quoted a fee of £12M for Charles.

But we have to wonder if that is all paper talk because surely it cannot be legal?

N’Zogbia was a target for Newcastle in January, after Newcastle sold their star striker Andy Carroll to Liverpool, but the price quoted by Wigan was said to be ridiculously high.

We hope Newcastle will move quickly for the 25 year-old,  because he could do a good job for Newcastle,  and it seems he wants to come back to Newcastle, a city he has visited often since he joined Wigan 30 months ago.

Sources close to the player have also said he never wanted to leave Newcastle, and it was only an argument with former manager Joe Kinnear, who forgot his name during a press conference and said N’Somnia – that eventually had Charles leave Newcastle, especially when Wigan offered a high £6M plus Ryan Taylor for him.

However, N’Zogbia is also in the last year of his contract at Wigan, and £9M is a fairly high price to pay for a player who could be available for nothing next summer, and of course  £12M is even worse from Newcastle’s point of view.

And Charles N’Zogbia played for France along with Yohan Cabaye last night,  in their 1-0 win in Poland, and it was Charles’ second cap and he also scored the winning goal.

A source close to Charles said this today:

“Charles left Newcastle a boy and would return a man.” “He knows now better than ever just what a huge club Newcastle is. And he would love to be back.”

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has said that Newcastle should pay a higher transfer fee than a Champions League club (or even Everton?), because they are a rival side in the Premier League survival stakes.

Dave is a great guy, but that’s still about the biggest piece of nonsense I’ve heard for a long long time.

We hope Newcastle can still get the lad, and maybe Charles can help that by letting it be known he wants to return to Tyneside.

Here’s hoping.

Comments welcome.



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37 comments so far

  • grumpy_old_sod

    Jun 10, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #1

    1st

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  • TemuriKetsbaia

    Jun 10, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #2

    Everton?? They couldn’t afford Perch!

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Jun 10, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #3

    There is a prize for being first isn’t there. Ha ha.

    It’s quite simple, Wigan will sell to the highest bidder, wether it be 8, 10 or 12 million. It just depends on zog agreeing a deal with whichever club that is.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 10, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #4

    How is it not legal, no laws against it.

    Its like a car.
    To a dealer its worth one price, but private sale another and part-ex another price.

    No law against it!

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  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 10, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #5

    awww ashley just bid 12mil n get him in before the makems

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  • faustino

    Jun 10, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #6

    You do know that Dave Whelan [Wigan owner] hates Mike Ashley with a passion, right? More so that any our fans would profess.

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  • yorkshiremag

    Jun 10, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #7

    Talksport web site and on the news at 1pm today. Arsenal have won the race to sign Lille striker Gervinho in a deal reportedly worth around £10m.

    The Ivory Coast international had already stated his intention to leave France this summer with the Premier League his likely destination and he will now complete his move to north London within the next few days.

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  • TemuriKetsbaia

    Jun 10, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #8

    btw it is completely LEGAL to value a player differently depending on the club coming in for him or to even refuse to deal with a particular club.

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  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 10, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #9

    9mill to a team with champions League
    12mill to any other team

    Everton have no money.

    Its a non starter. obviously carp.

    We are better off looking elsewere since Wigan will only accept top dollar for him, especially from ashley.

    Shaqiri Instead.

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Jun 10, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #10

    Wasn’t there some debt between the two a couple of years ago?

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  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 10, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #11

    @WWJBD

    The Mexican – French Contingent!

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  • Toon666

    Jun 10, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #12

    Yeah I wish these articles would stop banging on about the question of legality – it’s COMPLETELY legal and completely withing their rights – whatever criteria they use to come up with different figures for different clubs – whether that be “knowing Man City has stupid amounts of money” or “We don’t want to sell to a club who will be rivals next season” to “yada yada yada”

    Doesn’t matter – It’s legal and makes perfect sense for the selling club………

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  • spb

    Jun 10, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #13

    Ashley borrowed Whelan 1 million a few years ago and said he could pay back over a period of time but then changed his mind and said he wanted it all upfront. i think ?

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 10, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #14

    Nufc_mo
    Dont forget the Korean wonder kid 🙂 we can go crazy on garlic and onion tacos with a sweet chilli dipping sauce at games!

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  • chuck

    Jun 10, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #15

    Chqrles N’z0gbia would’nt look out of place on any EPL side, plays for France and it was madness to sell him in the first place.
    He seems to have a liking for Newcastle and if so we should get him.
    As it appears not too many of our targetted players are that interested in comimg here.

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Jun 10, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #16

    Spb

    I guess that would make it a problem, although money talks and if Ashley offers enough, he will get him.

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  • Dannyo

    Jun 10, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #17

    I laughed what i saw Ed writing; “Thats the biggest piece of nonsense….”
    Cmon Ed, we all know u wanted to say it; “Thats the biggest pile of crockshiiiite i’ve ever heard!!”

    Ah well, we’ve lost Gervinho, it’s official. But with Nzogbia in, i think we’re doing ok.

    Now get 2-3 strikers Pardew!!

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  • spb

    Jun 10, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #18

    zog is bar far one of the best wingers in the prem i would go as far as to say europe. bid 12 mil and lets get him back.

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  • faustino

    Jun 10, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #19

    The fact that Ashely owns Sports Direct and Whelan owns JJB has obviously been a massive bone of contention between the two of them as well.

    On top of that, the fact we have obviously rebuffed contract negotiations with Barton who’s agent is Willy McKAy who also happens to be N’Zogbia’s agent.

    We’re not getting him with out being rinsed like.

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  • boater

    Jun 10, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #20

    WWWJBD – Sweet chili dipping sauce is from Thailand. Kim chi is Koran – a delicious pickled cabbage.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 10, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #21

    @ Dannyo // Jun 10, 2011 at 2:02 PM (17)

    Its not official at all!

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  • boater

    Jun 10, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #22

    * korean …

    zog is a proven prem star player. Not only that, a match winner – even when the team is having an off day, he can produce solo wonders to nick you points… compare that to 20mil for henderson – it beggars belief we would stall on that figure.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 10, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #23

    Everton trying to muscle in on Neil Taylor:

    http://www.newsnow.co.uk/A/499977041?-11058

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 10, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #24

    faustino
    Ashley dimed out all the other sports shops (like JJB) for fixing prices which is illegal thats the main reason Whelan hates him

    boater
    Yeah I know its not from Korea but I dont know what food comes from Korea haha so a kim chi, garlic and onion taco is more realistic?

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 10, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #25

    _________ Krul

    Jonas__Saylor_Collo__Bull

    _________ Tiote

    N’Zogbia___Cabaye___Ben Arfa

    ____ Sturridge _ Vela

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  • Dannyo

    Jun 10, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #26

    @ NUFC_Richyg01 // Jun 10, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Wrong use of words, sorry, it’s “exclusive” from talksport. Still, i feel 95% resigned to loosing out on him at this point.
    Oh, and apparently, Ed just agreed 😛

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 10, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #27

    Anyone heard anything on Cabaye?

    Any sightings, photos etc????

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  • chuck

    Jun 10, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #28

    Yeah, saw him i9n the Grainger Market, buying Savaloys and pease puddin n’ a can of Black Bullets.
    Said one of the reasons he signed for us was the local cuisine, he was sick of eatin nowt but f***ing frogs legs.

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  • gonz

    Jun 10, 2011 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #29

    I have to agree with the other bloggers on this site who disagree with Martin Tylers goals of the season and Tiotes should be up there, not only on the list, but the winner or a close second. I know I’m a biased NUFC fan, but to hit a volley like that, not just any volley, but a volley outside the box that had to go through a whole host of players and somehow find the bottom corner without taking a knick to deflect it wide. I was living stateside when that game was played and missed the live feed, but it was all over the ESPN, fox soccer news channels.

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  • slazberger

    Jun 10, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #30

    lol think youve been in the US to long ED, its legal they can charge what they want to whoever they want, they know newcastle have money from carrols sale, why shouldnt they try and get their hands on some of it. and there chairman hasnt been shy about how much he dislikes ashley since ashley bought the club.

    i also seem to remember we were quoted a different price for shearer than man u because blackburn didnt want him to go to them, but as he was leaving offered them a higher price

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  • Ericles

    Jun 10, 2011 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #31

    Just go and get Zog back at NUFC – simple. Offer 30 bob more than the competition. Easy.

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  • kenzie

    Jun 10, 2011 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #32

    I believe the Zog is better than Gervinho so if we lost out to say Arsenal for the latter. The sting would be taken out of the lille dude not signing if charlie came back to his first love. Ameliorate the situation as it were.

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  • NUFClad

    Jun 10, 2011 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #33

    theres no point in suggesting whether Zog is better than gervinho as unless you’ve been to france to see gervinho the best you’ve seen of him is a youtube video. Tbh i would almost rather have Zog proven EPL quality and even though his attitude could be questioned, his passion cannot be, those are the sort of players we want.

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  • NUFCmagpie

    Jun 10, 2011 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #34

    Ed you should put something up about Marco Pappa as we are going to give him a trial at Newcastle. I kinda figured with our MLS tour we’d acquire some MLS talent and Pappa is that. He’s young, has a beast of a left foot and is a good mid.

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  • AndyMac

    Jun 10, 2011 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #35

    kenzie says:

    “I believe the Zog is better than Gervinho so if we lost out to Arsenal”

    We didnt lose out to anyone kenzie. Gervinho was never going to join the Toon.

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  • stuart no9

    Jun 10, 2011 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #36

    DW , like many NUFC fans hates ASH, zogs price is 9M, the only way we will get him is if we pay the 12m or that the player really wants to come back and makes a fuss , i understand ash stitched DW up a few years ago, and that DW tried to get ash to court, interesting to see what will happen

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  • sir_norman

    Jun 11, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #37

    no way dave whelan wil let nzogbia to join newcastle cheaply since whelan n ashley are not in a best of terms. shud offer a maximum of 10mil, n if its rejected,then we need to look at other options.

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