There’s no doubt that Newcastle would love to bring Charles N’Zogbia back to Newcastle.
Zoggy-Is he coming back to Newcastle?
However, there is a little question of how much would Dave Whelan be willing to sell him for and how much would Mike Ashley be willing to pay for him? I think anyone would be thrilled to get a player of Charlie’s ability in the £9-10mil range.
But I think that any price above that would be stretching it. And we all know Mike Ashley is not looking to do that.
Dave Whelan has come out and all but said that N’Zogbia will be leaving this summer. This is what he told the Evening Post:
“There is quite a lot of interest in Zoggy. He has said to me I’ve enjoyed my time at Wigan but I want to move on to other things,
“He’s very proud now of playing for France again and he feels a bigger club would be better for him for selection for France, for which we have to agree and I’ve said we will not stand in his way.
“There have been plenty of enquiries but the season is still a bit away yet and the transfer market is only just beginning to kick in. They’re all on holiday but we’ll come together in a fortnight and sort it.
“If a player comes in saying he’s unhappy playing for Wigan Athletic, I want to move – I’m not going to say you can’t move. I’m going to say okay, we’ll put you on the list, try and find you a club, as long as we get the right fee, we’re going to let you go.
“If people want to employ someone, they should have the right to do that.”
What is the right fee for N’Zogbia? While he is a proven premiership player, there are probably better bargains overseas. Would you want Charles back at Newcastle if it was for £12 mil?