Potentially very good new coming through that Newcastle have lodged a new bid for former winger Charles N’Zogbia.
Charles N’Zogbia – wants to return to Newcastle United
The local Evening Chronicle is reporting it believes Newcastle are in the hunt for French International winger Charles N’Zogbia, who is said to be very keen to rejoin his former club.
And Sources close to the Frenchman are saying that Sunderland are struggling to put together a package to get the player Frenchman to Wearside – which is more good news.
Charles is again being reported to be wanting to return to his former club, and with French speaking Demba Ba, Sylvain Marveaux and Yohan Cabaye having just been signed, it will be even more good reason for N’Zogbia to return to Tyneside.
Aston Villa are also being linked with an interest in the Wigan winger, but if this news is true, it would appear Newcastle are in the lead to sign the twice capped French International.
There were reports recently that Newcastle were thinking the Frenchman would be too expensive with say £9M in transfer fees, and £60K/week in wages, so this would be good news that Newcastle are perhaps ready to spend some of their money this summer.
Charles played 158 times for Newcastle from September, 2004 through January, 2009 when he was sold to Wigan for £6M plus Ryan Taylor coming the other way, and he also scored 9 goals for the Magpies.
While N’Zogbia was a problem over th last 18 months of his time at Newcastle we still think this signing would be a good one for Newcastle fans, because he looks to have got better while at Wigan, and anybody who wants to come back to Tyneside cannot be all bad, surely.
And here’s a recent poll we published on June 7th asking Newcastle fans about Charles coming back to Newcastle, and at the time the price was said to be £12M, but it’s now likely to be at least £3M less than that:
Is Charles N'Zogbia Worth £12M to Newcastle?
- Yes (50%, 992 )
- No (43%, 845 )
- Not Sure (7%, 131 )
Total Voters: 1,968
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