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.