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Are Villa About To Sign Charles N'Zogbia?

I have to hold my hands up, I never really know whether to do articles like this, hence I rarely do. And no, I have no need at all to chase ratings and 'hits' as this site does very nicely without resorting to such things!

Anyway, this morning I had a bit of a tip off that the rumours we are set to sign Newcastle United's Charles N'Zogbia were totally wrong and that Villa had no interest in the winger at all.

End of discussion as far as I could see despite the player recently saying he would very much like to join Villa.

Anyway, it has been hinted to me via two sources since that Villa are on the verge of signing him with one going as far as saying he was having a medical this afternoon.

The 22-year-old told L'Equipe at the start of January: 'I'm at a turning point in my career. My agents are talking with Tottenham and Villa and, from what they've told me, Arsenal could also be in the frame. I have a preference for the Gunners but they are three great clubs.'

Later in the month he was quoted on Sky as saying 'The clubs that are interested in me remain the same, but it's tough because they are asking for a ridiculous sum of money. Arsenal and Aston Villa are top teams in the English league, so I'd be happy to join them. I don't have a priority. Both are good clubs, but I have a little preference for Aston Villa. They have been improving as a team in the last few years, which proves that they can do well. Aston Villa's manager is a good coach according to my friends I think he could make me better.'

He was also, according to the BBC, involved in a training ground fight with Andy Carroll.

Forum thread: Click Here (adult language)

So there you have it, are we about to sign N'Zogbia? If we are, you heard it here first, if we aren't then move along, you ain't seen me, right?!




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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 29 2009

Time: 6:15PM

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i just seen the rumour that he is signing too... would make sense
krisvilla
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29/01/2009 18:19:00

Don't know a great deal about him, views seem mixed in the forum but hey, I do like signings!
The Fear
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29/01/2009 18:22:00

Stear clear of him!!
Matt_Us
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29/01/2009 18:33:00

ha ha not fussed who it is!? yeah needs a bit of discipline, Monny will give him that, could be a good signing, strength and depth, is the order of the day.
krisvilla
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29/01/2009 18:33:00

i think this one will happen..
krisvilla
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29/01/2009 18:33:00

He will sign for around 6 million Tomorrow,The hold up is with the medical and it is because they are still measuring his penis at B.HEATH,Which is according to my usually reliable source "bloody massive".
lerneravfc
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29/01/2009 18:35:00

I predicted him and heskey at the start of the window. I'll be very happy with them both! :)
evoflash
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29/01/2009 18:44:00

What rhymes with N,zogbia? might struggle with a chant here!
silkie villain
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29/01/2009 18:49:00

Barcodes have agreed a fee with bolton for Nolan. Paving the way for charlie to join us perhaps??? Enough todger talk already!
medzy
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29/01/2009 18:52:00

willies!
krisvilla
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29/01/2009 18:57:00

Theres a LONG way to go with this one!
B6_COMPANY
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29/01/2009 19:20:00

Difficult one this. I can see the sense in getting a young left sided player to fill the gap we hoped Shorey would, but Charlie Zog has a few temperament problems and Martin has steered clear of this type of player in the past (excluding Bellamy at Celtic!)
VillaYamYam
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29/01/2009 19:42:00

cough cough, lerneravfc, please....!
The Fear
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29/01/2009 20:14:00

HAHAHAHA lerneravfc gave me the biggest laugh in ages that did!!!!!!!!
industrial_musical
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29/01/2009 20:30:00

I think lerneravfc and the rest of you need to note that old doo-wop tune recorded by the Swallows back in 1951 entitled "It Ain't the Meat it's the Motion".
pongo wearing
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29/01/2009 20:45:00

from sky ''Charles N'Zogbia has stated that he will never play for Newcastle again while Joe Kinnear is in charge. As a result, the Frenchman has once again urged the Magpies to sell him.'' One step closer?
KaBar
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29/01/2009 21:28:00

silkie villain wot about "zoggy, zoggy, zoggy"? simple but effective should we get him. I'm not fussed by him though and may unsettle the team. Would prefer Distin or Micah Richards as defensive cover/signings.
holte ender 1969
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29/01/2009 22:00:00

Talented and full of potential but needs MON-style discipline. Good cover at LB and LMF. Strange contrast between his first and last names eh?
NorthcliffeBandit
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29/01/2009 23:04:00

N'Zog Wont be joining Villa on the basis MON has been looking at other prospects that dont use their mouth so much
Astonian Villan
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29/01/2009 23:05:00

Well on the subtitles on Sky his name came out as Ends of Beer once....so i hope that ain't true...
Munk AVFC
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30/01/2009 00:55:00

My old man was speaking to a person who works at the club today and apparently it is a done deal.
UpTheHolte
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30/01/2009 02:08:00

I really can't see this happening. Why would MON go for a player who is continually in the press mouthing off for all the wrong reasons?? Would be very surprised if he signed for us.
AMS78
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30/01/2009 05:17:00

micah richards?
Stig
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30/01/2009 08:37:00

Ive read the link as well stig, if possible i would snap him up in a second.
Tez86
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30/01/2009 08:39:00

Sounds like this one will happen, he is unhappy at Newcastle and like Barry in the summer has run his mouth, from what i can see he has spoken to the press twice, this lad just wants to play for a decent club, nothing wrong with that. Like with Heskey, i will reserve judgement until he has played a few games for us. Plus, i think I will trust MON on this one.
young_jonah
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30/01/2009 09:46:00

If I was him I wouldn't want to play for NUFC either! Come the summer all the players including Owen will be leaving like rats from a sinking ship. And "all the mouthing off", for goodness sake, he has been abused at Barcodes 4 years long! At his young age, its good he has high aspirations! Would anyone have blamed Barry for wanting to leave during the Dougie/DOL times? NO, and he is suffering the same! The manager doesn't even know how to pronounce his name for goodness sake! I hope he comes, will be a great signing under MON fatherly management!
villa_de
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30/01/2009 11:03:00

Even Given has now handed in a transfer request at Barcodes, would anyone like to accuse him of being a moaner and trouble maker? So why then is N'Zogbia, just because he wants to move? He has suffered there even longer than Given, and who is to say he isn't as great a talent? Given has always been treated well at NUFC, N'Zogbia has always been played out of position or ignored!
villa_de
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30/01/2009 11:21:00

 

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