Aston Villa Could Beat Magpies To French Winger


There is news today that Aston Villa are set to make a bid of around £9M for Wigan’s Charles N’Zogbia.

Charles N’Zogbia – Aston Villa now favorites?

Newcastle had been favorites to land their former winger, but the deal hasn’t gone though yet, and it seems that Charles is delaying any decision,  until he sees which clubs may still come in for him.

New Villa boss Alex McLeish wants to replace Ashley Young, who has signed for Manchester United, and winger Stewart Downing could soon be on his way out of Aston Villa to join Liverpool.

The Wigan Evening Post is now claiming that Aston Villa are favorites to get the 25-year-old French International, and the news is that Villa could put in their bid in the next day or two.

It’s really hard to know exactly what the situation is with Charles N’Zogbia, with all the conflicting news, but a source close to the player keeps saying he wants to return to Newcastle, but we don’t know whether that source is real or made up.

Alex McLeish is a big admirer of N’Zogbia and thought he had a deal to sign Charles for Birmingham City last summer, but the deal fell through, when the Frenchman pulled out of that deal at the last moment.

Aston Villa will also attempt to offer N’Zogbia a lucrative long term deal, with Newcastle, Sunderland, Liverpool and Everton all being linked with the twice capped French International.

This is hardly good news for Newcatsle –  if it is true.

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37 comments so far

  • Danufc9

    Jul 3, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #1

    1st!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Stuart

    Jul 3, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #2

    This is really dragging like.

    The amount of times N’zogbia has supposedly said he wants nothing but a return to us, it should’ve been tied up now.

    One of two things, either we havent bid/been accepted yet, or zoggy is dragging his feet waiting to see if a top 6 team comes in for him.

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  • fungus44

    Jul 3, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #3

    if he does go to villa not the end of the world Graham Carr will pull out an other gem in him we must trust

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  • Danufc9

    Jul 3, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #4

    I dont think he’ll sign, to expensive for ashleys liking!

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  • kilcline

    Jul 3, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #5

    Danufc9 you are like burnsieben! A raging homo!

    Zog wants to come back to the toon.

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  • slazberger

    Jul 3, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #6

    fair enough it was a week ago, but DW said they have had clubs asking to be kept informed but no actual bids for n’zogbia, so cant see how from that to charles is delaying a decision. DW also said 3/4 clubs had enquired so this isnt really suprising that a few clubs are linked in the papers.

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  • Danufc9

    Jul 3, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #7

    I didnt say he i didnt want to! I said Fat Ashley wont dish out the cost to land him!

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  • howay the daz

    Jul 3, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #9

    hope its not true an he comes back home.

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  • toonarmy09

    Jul 3, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #10

    Danufc9- how can Ashley not dish the cash for him ,as he offered 12mill for him in jan ??? Although this deal is really dragging ,and wish it was sorted 1way or another ,I would be over moon if we got erding and nzog ,I would hav been very good window imo.

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  • Toon_Sydney

    Jul 3, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #11

    come back home son!! him + a defender + striker(no.9)
    then were all sett

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Jul 3, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #12

    Football shirts united

    Bog off

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jul 3, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #13

    i dont think ashley will give 60000 p/w wages

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jul 3, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #14

    i dont think we need him that much …. lets concentrate on our priorities first … 2 strikers … and cover for defence

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jul 3, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #15

    a bit similar to ben arfa and marveaux

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Jul 3, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #16

    Hopefully zog will be the player that comes in before the USA tour. It would make sense to play in a team where there are a number of French players. Fingers crossed.

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  • howay the daz

    Jul 3, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #17

    hope it dnt drag on as long as ben arfa did.

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  • cousto

    Jul 3, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #18

    Rather have Menez and stick Benny on the wing. He’s having a sh*t time in Roma so will probably jump at the chance to come over here

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  • howay the daz

    Jul 3, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #19

    whats the lattest from the twater idiots?

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  • Stuart

    Jul 3, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #20

    I wish you’d f@ck off Footballshirtsunited!

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  • bills-son

    Jul 3, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #21

    The answer to this is dead simple …

    If Zog has told his agent he only wants to sign for us and we have told his agent we want to sign him – its a 90% chance he will come.

    If the above is true both Zog and MA will hold out and when Wigan realise they have no choice but to deal with us MA will do a deal at c£6/7M cash. Unless Wigan accept c£6£7M soon this saga will play out for a while yet.

    If Zog doesn’t want to come back he will sign for the best club that gives him £60K a week. If Villa offer £9M and £60K a week and Zog doesn’t sign – that will tell us and Wigan that he probably is hell bent on coming here.

    Until another club makes a £9M bid its all speculation and paper talk. As usual.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 3, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #22

    @roshan MAGPIE // Jul 3, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    if we can dispose xisco and smith whose combined wages is almost 80-90k, we can easily afford Nzog if cashley is indeed willing to invest in someone whose going to push our club to the next level.

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  • ToonMauritius

    Jul 3, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #23

    A swap deal between Jonas and Menez will be not bad. Never seen Menez play, who is better?

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  • Stuart

    Jul 3, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #24

    almost ilovetoon?!? Try 100k a week combined wages, they’re both on 50k a week i think. Get rid of them and we could get zoggy on the 60k he supposedly wants, then another frenchie or something on 40k a week.

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  • andycole

    Jul 3, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #25

    Guarantee N’Zogbia & Erdinc sign within the next week. both contracts not a problem, initial buying fees just need tweaking. biggest block with Zog is.sorting out what’s owed, as Newcastle had sell on clause

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  • Therapyman

    Jul 3, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #26

    I’m starting to get a little worried.. It seems right now that we are always looking for a better deal somewhere else.. sometimes you just have to go for your targets.. evene if it meens paying abit to much for them.
    Otherwise there’s a big risk of ending up with nothing…

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  • cousto

    Jul 3, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #27

    spot on bills-son. I think he wants to join the rest of the French national side up here.

    But the more time he spends waiting the more detrimental it is to our pre season. He should stick in a transfer request and Newcastle should man up and bid for him.

    By all accounts I think we will have a few movements next week (I hope) now the window is officially open.

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  • Stuart

    Jul 3, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #28

    Wey AP said at least one in by july 4th, hopefully that means someone announced tomorrow.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 3, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #29

    Ashley is not going to splash £ 9 mil on a player who’s contract runs out in 12 month – it’s bad business.

    It’s easy to judge when it’s not your money. So put your money where your mouth is folks.

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Jul 3, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #30

    On a completely different topic, I saw the new home top yesterday in a store it is Black with 2 white stripes the back is completely black. The Toon play in black & white stripes not black with 2 white stripes I think it is absolutely awful.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 3, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #31

    @ bills-son: you have a good point.

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  • slazberger

    Jul 3, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #32

    @Stuart – wish you were right, but i thought AP said they wouldnt be anyone in before training starts and was hoping for one in before the US tour which is a few weeks off yet.

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  • howay the daz

    Jul 3, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #33

    how do u no that?andycole

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  • Graeme

    Jul 3, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #34

    Zog is waiting for the best offer for HIS bank balance – he doesn’t care where he plays as long as its for the max deal he can get!!

    He is the worst example of superbrat in the league, we need him like a hole in the head. There are better players out there much more suitable to today’s NUFC.

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  • greek toon

    Jul 3, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #35

    Mike ashley never intended to buy zogs in january. He only made the bid so he could say to us i know i offloaded carroll last min but i tried to sign some1 but i failed. Meaning he didnt have to spend

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  • rharrison

    Jul 3, 2011 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #36

    Great news, overpriced for a temperamental sulk

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  • thebionicMAG

    Jul 3, 2011 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #37

    Hello gents! Discovered this site about two weeks ago and now cannot get off it. Now i feel the need to pop my ‘post cherry’ and actually get involved.

    Ok the way I see it. Why would Zog want to go to Villa? Birmingham is a sh*t hole, the ground is crap so god knows what their training facilities are like. The city is hardly a football city and their players are hardly worshiped. Newcastle is the EXACT opposite AND he has loads of French players to connect with. If i had to put my life on what team he will join I would put it on Newcastle. There is no way I would sign for Aston villa. Been to Birmingham too many times and have always disliked the place. Common Ash! Sign now. Get cover for Jose and for fooks sake sign a quality STRIKER!!!!

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