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Latics Accept Villa Bid For N'Zogbia

Wigan Athletic have accepted a £9.5 million bid from Aston Villa for France international Charles N'Zogbia.

The Latics previously rejected two offers from Villa for the winger but following discussions over the weekend an agreement has been reached.

It is expected that N'Zogbia will meet with Villa to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical, a five year deal is on the table which, if all goes well, should be signed tomorrow (Tuesday)

Finally on his way

By permission of Bernard Platt/Wigan Athletic

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Writer: Barry Worthington Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday July 25 2011

Time: 11:16AM

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Sad to see him go
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25/07/2011 11:19:00

Yeah...but life goes on.
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25/07/2011 11:23:00

and here we were thinking he'd go to a CL team as was promised. Disappointed.
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25/07/2011 11:24:00

Maybe he has joined a CL team? COTVABU
irish villa
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25/07/2011 11:31:00

Villa fan here in peace - I know exactly what you mean robin - we've had the same with Barry and Downing....both said they would only leave for a team in the Champions League but then went to teams outside the top4. Barry obviously made the right choice, not sure about Downing. It is disappointing. On the other side of the fence for once, N'Zogbia must see Villa as a bit of a step up as well as seeing his bank balance swell quite a bit in the process. I hope he is as good as we've been hearing. Best of luck & i'm sure you guys will spend it wisely.
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25/07/2011 11:32:00

Another Villa fan in peace. Although I welcome CN'Z (if he signs) I have no doubt he is only coming for the money and if he has a good couple of seasons will be off to Man *****ty or the like. I hope you use the money wisely and bring through some younger players who want to play for you. Good luck
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25/07/2011 11:40:00

Agree with yatesy on robins point...Downing, Milner, Barry all left for 'champions league football' but neither liverpool or city had it at the time, barry was getting on and city are now in the champions league so fair enough, Milner is just used to fill in for any injured players and i highly doubt liverpool are going to be in the champions league so it does pee me off when players use that as an excuse to leave. I think at 9.5 is a bargain for us, arguably better than downing at half the price so im a very happy villa fan. You lot knew it was coming though even though some of you were in denial about him coming to VP, best of luck.
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25/07/2011 11:43:00

To be honest at his age and ability he is a steal. Downing went for more than double that value purely because he was english. Feel a little bit like we have bought a player at far less than the going rate at the moment...
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25/07/2011 11:45:00

Agree with Astriel this could be the bargain of the summer - especially if we tie him to a reported 5 year deal whereby if after 2-3 years he does push for another move - we will probably be looking at a significant profit. In McLeish we trust! UTV
Valiant Villan™
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25/07/2011 11:55:00

I think Villa HAVE got a bargain here and who are we going to replace Charles with? I mean, there's less than three weeks until the beginning of the season. I do hope they don't see Moses or Stam as a replacement. They're not bad players but hardly goal scoring machines. If no notable replacements are brought in before the season starts, all I'd say is, don't expect too much in the way of what one might call a decent season by our standards - we can't even move on as we're always selling our best players. Its so frustrating. Nevertheless, I think he'll do well at Villa and if he's only motivated by money, best rid despite what he did for us, I guess. I know we have until the end of August to find a replacement and possibly for Hugo and James at this rate but my goodness me, I see a difficult road ahead for all concerned with Wigan. Sorry to sound negative once more but that's as it is.
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25/07/2011 12:14:00

what you want and what you do when your hands are tied behind your back are not always the same thing.
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25/07/2011 12:43:00

Robin - trust me if there's a club that feels your frustration it's Villa. We appear to be a feeder club to the likes of Man City and that probably won't change - it's very frustrating but that's the way things are now. I really like Wigan as a club and I'm sure Martinez will replace him as Whelan has already expressed the entire funds will go on a replacement. Good luck for the season
Valiant Villan™
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25/07/2011 13:11:00

Thanks for the memories....but may you live to regret your decision.
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25/07/2011 18:28:00

The Deal fell through with Birmingham over personal terms so I wouldn't bank on him going just yet.
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25/07/2011 19:43:00

wobblybob, we have money, birmingham dont...Big difference.
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25/07/2011 19:53:00

Villa are a step up from us, but i still think we're both not good enough for him! He is absolutely world class! Good luck to him and good luck to Villa. Thanks so much Charlie! WILL MISS YA!!! :'(
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25/07/2011 20:20:00

Another Villan visiting in peace. I truly feel for you Wigan supporters, I've got to the point were I expect us to sell our best players now but it still hurts. You folks just need to buy wise in the market and hopefully you'll find the fruit of your search, I would like you guys to stay up. Peace and salutations folks, as I said I wish you all the best.
green villan
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26/07/2011 00:32:00

*'You've Got Some Player Coming You're Way'* <<< Interview with Worbo on Vital Villa.
The Fear
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26/07/2011 08:24:00

Another villa fan . Look on the bright side lads we couldnt keep Young or Downing despite Downing telling all the press last season how much he owed villa & the fans. Even Moneybags City cant keep tevez happy with all their loot so what chance do the rest of us stand ?. Afraid the game is ruled by players and agents. But at least you have a decent manager who will be clever in the market with the money.Good luck for next season.
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26/07/2011 11:26:00


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