Newcastle Play The Waiting Game For Charles N’Zogbia


We’d love for Charles N’Zogbia to return to Newcastle.

Charles N’Zogbia – £9M fee is the problem for Newcastle

Since Charles left, under difficult circumstances two years last January, he has not only appeared to mature as a person, but he also seems to have added more goals to his game.

In 90 appearances for Wigan he has scored 18 goals, and looked Wigan’s best player last seaosn, as he was a major player that had Wigan end up avoiding relegation on the final day of last season.

Newcastle got £6M plus Ryan Taylor for Charles – so that is around £7M, so we are a bit surprised to hear that Newcastle are balking at the £9M being asked by Wigan owner Dave Whelan.

It seems it’s the fee Wigan want,  and not the wages Charles is asking for – that is holding up the deal, as that source who is close to Charles N’Zogbia (Charles himself?)  told the local Newcastle press the following today:

“He is keen to come back to Newcastle.” “The issue is very much that Wigan will not back down on the £9M asking price, and no club so far have been prepared to match that.”

N’Zogbia’s contract runs out at the end of next  season,  and Newcastle may feel that £9M is just too much to pay for a player that can leave for nothing next summer.

Presumably if Charles doesn’t move , and sees out his contract at Wigan, then Newcastle could still sign him next summer, and we think they will.

But Wigan must also know if they are too greedy this summer, they could lose the twice capped French International  for nothing next summer, so perhaps Newcastle feel waiting some weeks this summer for Charles – to let Wigan come to their senses – is a good enough strategy.

Of course that risks Charles being sold to some other club this summer, if they are willing to pay the asking price of £9M, but no club has come in for him yet.

As we said, we’d love for Charles to return to Newcastle, because with the skilled players we now have, he would fit in very well indeed, both on and off the pitch.

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248 comments so far

  • ToonAndy

    Jul 7, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #1

    I reckon we shud chuck a 18 million bid in for MARIO GOMEZ…. He isn’t happy at his club and wants out… Twice the player of Erding and Sturridge….

    SELL:
    Barton: 4 mill – 50 k week
    routledge – 1.5 mill – 20k week
    smith – Free – 60k week
    Jonas – 6 mill – 45k week
    enrique – 9 mill 40k week

    = 20.5 Mill – 215k week

    IN:
    GOMEZ – 18mill – 60k week
    N’ZOGBIA – 7mill – 55k week
    MENEZ – 6.5 mill – 50k week
    CANALES – Loan/opt buy – 35k week
    TAYLOR- 1m – 20k week

    -32.5mill – 220k week

    32.5 – 20.5 = 12 …

    Which leaves us around 15 mill for the January window!

    ———————————–KRUL——————————–

    —————SAYLOR——-COLLO———WILLO————

    ———————GOSLING———–TIOTE——————

    N’ZOGBIA——————CABAYE—————MENEZ

    ——————————–BEN ARFA———————

    ———————————-GOMEZ———————

    Subs:
    Forster
    Simpson
    Willo
    Abeid
    Canales
    Ba
    Best

    THAT TEAM WOULD WALK INTO EUROPE!!

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  • barryvenison

    Jul 7, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #2

    woth 12 mill in january but not worth 9 mill in july? Interesting.

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  • Andy

    Jul 7, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #3

    Ok wait till tomorrow then we can sign him! I hate the waiting game. He isn’t essential in pre-season though as he doesn’t really need any bedding in time like the other new lads might – he should be able to hit the ground running

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  • ToonTiote

    Jul 7, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #4

    Think this one will drag as well cant see us getting anyone else in before that trip to America if am honest and iv heard Cissikho from Lyon is a target for the Toon is this true can anyone confirm?

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  • Andy

    Jul 7, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #5

    Toon Andy i could write a long winded speech about how a team can only be changed slowly and need to be able to work as a team which takes time but i cba so in short i will respond with no it wouldn’t. Get off fifa

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  • tom tomb

    Jul 7, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #6

    @4 Bin dippers favourites to land him!

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  • Hugh Jorgan

    Jul 7, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #7

    Just pay Wigan the money and be done with it !

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  • tom tomb

    Jul 7, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #8

    Please Mr Pardew count your centre backs, 3 is not enough for a sunday league squad let alone a premiership squad!

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  • hitman

    Jul 7, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #9

    the only way we will get the zog back is if jonas goes,then the money from jonas will go to get the zog back

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jul 7, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #10

    @barryvenison

    thats a good point.
    9million is nothing for a proven premier league player.henderson went for 20 million ffs.
    & he wouldnt lace nzogbias boots…..

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  • CLOIN

    Jul 7, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #11

    £9 mill is a steal for CN.If Villa are wanting £18mill+ for Downing then surely Nzogbia is worth £9mill.If we are quoting £15 mill for Enrique then surely we should be buying CN.The man is quick,skillful and scores goals,something we will need for next season.CN could be the difference from us struggling or challenging.Get this deal done and stop pi**ing about.

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jul 7, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #12

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  • russtoon

    Jul 7, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #13

    anyone else out there think that Mr Whelan is being an arse because of the words that were exchanged between him and the FCB last year??, just a thought!!!

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  • BonVoyageBenny

    Jul 7, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #14

    ToonAndy – when was the last successful team with 3 at the back? Not happening. Gomez is too expensive, and unproven in this league. Menez won’t be coming here, he’ll be wanting to play in Europe. We need to target potential quality, who can get us Europe soon, but not immediately.

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  • tom tomb

    Jul 7, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #15

    Ha ha @12!

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  • toonarmy1986

    Jul 7, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #16

    It’s funny how Ashley was willing to pay 12 million back in January knowing fine well they wouldn’t agree but when they throw an actual price in front of him where he knows he will need to pay the money he backs down.

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jul 7, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #17

    whelans every right,to ask for 9 million.
    as somebody else just menttioned.
    villa want 20 million for downing.
    so nzogbia is well worth the 9 million.

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jul 7, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #18

    Good bloody day one and al!
    Have i missed out? Just back from me travels and simply havent had any time to contribute may much valued opinions to this pro Cashley Blogspot!!

    I have been reading the papers with glee this morning, aboot his business affairs!!
    How he just does a what the frig he wants with no concern about his partners share holders and or customers. ha ha ha ha

    Are you reading this jabba lovers, its in black and white there for all to see. Do you honestly think he gives a sh!te about this club or you doting dessies?

    Right, My questions for Mikey:
    Where is the Merchandising Money gone?
    Where is has the TV revenue gone?
    Where is profits from the catering services gone? Pies and beer at extortionate prices, huuuuuge mark up sold on match days!!
    What have you done with the season ticket money, not to mention corporate and sponsorship?

    NOT AR5ED bout the 39.5m 😉 I know thats gone on players wages and contracts, as your wee winnit keeps telling us, but what the F!!CK have you done with the rest of the lowie??? Are things so bad it costs all that revenue to run the best supported team in the world barr none???????????????

    Come on then Mikes muffins, bring it on!!!!

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  • PHOENIXNIGHTS

    Jul 7, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #19

    If zog wants to come here why dont we just wait until the very last minute and pick him up for peanuts. Its the last year of his contract so wigan will want at least something for him.

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  • GeordieRob

    Jul 7, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #20

    Does anyone think that the longer this goes on the more screwed Wigan will be. If they leave it too late to sell they’ll have some money but a severely depleted squad and no time to find a replacement.

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  • Andy

    Jul 7, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #21

    He is worth it but Ashley is a haggler. I’m sure if whelan said to him after months of haggling he would agree to a price of £8,999,999.99 then Ashley would take it just because he knows he has got it for less than it’s value

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jul 7, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #22

    @ hugh jorgen u sum it up perfect, the lad wants to come we want him to come wigan want 9 mill we have 9 mill – problem is?

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  • Nevermind the B0110cks

    Jul 7, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #23

    Bring back N’Zog. 9m is a snip!
    Come on Mike Ashley, shut the doubters up man!!

    Is this just blind optimism?

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jul 7, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #24

    @ tom tomb ive been bangin on about that for weeks upson is available on a free.

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  • CLOIN

    Jul 7, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #25

    Angry
    What did expect the club to say.MA apologists have now done a bigger u-turn than Cameron on our spending plans

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  • ToonAndy

    Jul 7, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #26

    Andy -never played on FIFA in my life – cheers

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jul 7, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #27

    @angryman

    ashley ate all the profits….

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  • CLOIN

    Jul 7, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #28

    The problem is if we wait till the last minute then if LFC wont pay for Downing then they will move for him.Honest please think before you post daft messages

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  • Spike

    Jul 7, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #29

    There’s also last years prize money to consider too.

    It’s a shame Wigan didn’t get relegated as then they would have to have a fire sale. What am I bid for N’zog?

    £2m? Sold!

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  • hitman

    Jul 7, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #30

    someone just posted this on that rumour site…

    07 Jul 2011 12:59:48
    just been told that in the last hour 3 players and there agents have booked into the jesmond dean hotel two of the players are english and the other speaks french

    wheres coozy

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  • Nick 69

    Jul 7, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #31

    we will be waiting until Wigan are willing to accept a lower offer. I don’t expect this to be sorted out until the end of the transfer window, when Wigan realise that they either have to lower there valuation, or risk losing him for nothing, and then I expect a few clubs to be in the mix for him

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  • barryvenison

    Jul 7, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #32

    Most of the eternal optimists seem to not be posting today. Probably just realized that they’ve been duped again.

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  • connor_nufc

    Jul 7, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #33

    9 million is nothing these days, just hurry up and sign him up

    Hes a genius in my eyes

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jul 7, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #34

    @ belfast i think u hate that c**t even more than i do Cwarro7 failed to deliver on his promise to shut down his twatter page if gervinho didnt come yeah just another bull shite comment from the ever unpopular d**khead cwarro7

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  • Nick 69

    Jul 7, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #35

    CLOIN – you should take your own advice and think before you post daft messages. Andy Carroll plays for Liverpool, who N’Zogbia cannot stand, and came to blows with 3 times while at Newcastle, so that is not going to happen

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jul 7, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #36

    @ hitman i think we all know where coozy is dont we ‘hitman’.

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Jul 7, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #37

    Pheonixnights you are a clever boy. Why pay top dollar now when he wants to come, better to wait and get him for 6 million at the end of August or better still nowt next summer and use a top class loanee.

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  • 09nufc09

    Jul 7, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #38

    Angryman… Ashley is a majority share holder, he dosent have to ask to make decisions.
    Last season we made a loss of 17 mil, that means all money from tv, sponsorship, player sales was spent and then ashley had to put in another 17 mil. This season we were due to break even, that means all money was accounted for from tv, sponsorship etc so if we want to buy more players on higher wages that would mean we would not be breaking even anymore and would be back into making a loss unless we invest some of the carroll money into player saleries and player transfer fees.

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Jul 7, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #39

    Ashley may be many things, stupid with his money is not one of them.

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  • P.I.

    Jul 7, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #40

    @barryvenison

    Im baffled by it too mate. Cant understand whats going on. Theyre obviously trying to get the deal done as cheaply as possible. To be fair we should just go and secure him. He’s an important player to sign up. 9mil seems fine to me, he’s worth it. We should still be able to afford a centre forward too.
    I think we’re just willing to pay 14million on charlie and a centre forward, and obviously 9mil and 7mil for Erding would be more than that.
    Playing the waiting game to get anyone for as cheap as chips.

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