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Chimbonda Call-Up

Chimbonda Call-Up

Wigan Athletic defender Pascal Chimbonda has been called up into the French squad for the World Cup in Germany.

Chimbonda is on the transfer list for £6 million after requesting a transfer and has been the subject of £3 million bids from both Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United in the last week. However, a French international call-up could add a couple of million pounds to his valuation.

Paul Jewell said: 'The call-up is a reflection of how well he has played for us throughout the season and is fully deserved in my mind, as well as being a great boost for the club and a reflection of how the coaching staff here at Wigan have believed in him all season, and encouraged him to prove his potential on the Premiership stage. Ideally, of course, I would love to keep him here but, if he does go, we will not be selling him for less than he's worth. A player who has not only made the PFA team of the year, but now also the French World Cup squad, is a prized asset for anyone and it was Wigan Athletic who took the gamble on him last summer.'


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Date:Sunday May 14 2006
Time: 5:19PM

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thats great for pascal good luck to him in germany if he gets a game.
jono_forest
14/05/2006 18:59:00
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a nice reward for having a good season
green giant 12
15/05/2006 14:46:00
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He's been a breath of fresh air but don't sell him to Spudz!
merlin
15/05/2006 20:02:00
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