Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Aston Villa Sign Charles N'Zogbia

Aston Villa Sign Charles N'Zogbia


Wigan Athletic said a sad farewell to Charles N'Zogbia as he agreed a 5 year deal today at Aston Villa, which will keep him at the club until 2016.

Many Wigan fans will have been pleased of the contribution that Charles made over the past couple of years, most notably his winning goals against Arsenal and West Ham, which were important goals that kept Wigan Athletic safe in the Premier League in both respective seasons.

Charles goes with our best wishes and hopefully it will see his career progress so that he can play for a Champions League club and show off the talent he undoubtedly has and I'm sure that one day he'll get his wish.

Nevertheless, the loss of Charles N'Zogbia has left a void at the midfield at Wigan Athletic but with players like Robert Snodgrass linked to the winger position and Moses tipped to play in N'Zogbia's role, it might be a fruitful season.

The Latics media release reads:

Wigan Athletic have confirmed that France international Charles N`Zogbia has been sold to Aston Villa, for an undisclosed fee.

Having rejected an initial bid, a second, improved bid was accepted earlier this week and the 25 year-old has now agreed terms and passed a medical at Villa Park.

Latics manager Roberto Martinez said: "We`re all disappointed to lose a player like Charles N`Zogbia who has been fantastic for Wigan Athletic over the last two years and who we feel has grown as a player in that time too.

"There have been some very enjoyable moments during his time at the club, he made his international debut with France and scored his first goal for his country whilst a Wigan Athletic player, memories I`m sure he`ll always treasure as we will.

"Now is the time for him to move on to a club who have matched the market valuation for him and allow us to move on, reinvest and take our football club onto another level."


N`Zogbia cost a club record fee when he signed from Newcastle United in January 2009 and has scored 15 goals in 83 Premier League appearances for Latics, with another three cup goals in seven appearances.

Do you have any comments about Charles' transfer to Aston Villa?

Why not have your say on the Vital Wigan forums.





Bookmark and Share



Join The Vital Debate


















Latics and Proud



Fancy writing an article about the Latics? Why not get in touch, we are always looking for new contributors, after all we are all Latics fans here and want to get the Latics message to the world, so if you have a favourite match or Latics memory get it jotted down, or whatever you want to say put it into an email and send it to us here at Vital Wigan

To get your article published just click here and we will put it onto the site



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Robin
Date:Friday July 29 2011
Time: 7:40PM

Comments

0
All the best Charles - you shall be missed. Now to step up to the plate Victor.
robin
29/07/2011 19:43:00
0
Thanks for a cracking player! I hope you do well this season & I'm expecting Martinez to take you to mid-table this season. I hope you do well, all the best! (Just please stop taking points off us at Villa Park!!! lol)
astvil123
29/07/2011 20:04:00
0
you have a good player, thank got its over good luck charles
Mike Leigh
29/07/2011 21:42:00
0
charles you eill not be booed by me you done your dues at my club thanks and good luck
Mike Leigh
29/07/2011 22:27:00
0
Good luck in the future Charlie and thanks for the memories
worbo
29/07/2011 22:36:00
0
Its good for Wigan to get the best out of a player like Charles another success! Now for some replacements!
diameslovechild
29/07/2011 22:37:00
0
Temperamental, passionate and a sad loss for our football club, possibly our greatest ever player? Thanks for the memories Charles, good luck!
Lee Latics
29/07/2011 22:48:00
0
Thankyou Charles!!! My 2 best memories at the DW were cos of you! Good luck to you and good luck to Villa :)
Marksparko
29/07/2011 22:49:00
0
good luck charlie mate and i hope you made the correct decision joining villa and mcLeish
pieeater
30/07/2011 10:58:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

12th Man - It's Now Or Never

Following our little run of form where we gained 11 points from a possible 21 the defeat at QPR on Tuesday somehow feels like a kick in the proverbials

Any Previous? - Latics v Nottingham Forest

Latics and Forest have only met 11 times competitively.

PWU Latics Podcast - Driving Away From Home

The mood is changing quicker than the North West weather in the PWU studio at the moment

Meet The Ref - Latics v Nottingham Forest - Geoff Eltringham

Latics are back at the DW on Saturday, we face relegation rivals Nottingham Forest in a most win game, ensuring that no shenanigans take place is County Durham referee Geoff Eltringham

Archived Vital Latics Articles

Vital Latics articles from

Site Journalists

Barry Worthington
Editor email
Profile
Dan Farrimond (JWAW)
no email
Profile
Adam Convery
no email
Profile
Frank Ford
no email
Profile
Noel Wards Leg
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man Of The Match v Preston
Suggested By: Billy Bunter
Matt Gilks36%
Callum Connolly2%
Jake Buxton3%
Dan Burn4%
Stephen Warnock2%
Shaun MacDonald20%
Max Power1%
Ryan Tunnicliffe23%
Sam Morsy6%
Will Grigg1%
Omar Bogle2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 32 22 3 7 69 37
2 Brighton 32 20 8 4 68 28
3 Huddersfield 32 20 4 8 64 8
4 Reading 33 18 6 9 60 5
5 Leeds Utd 33 18 4 11 58 11
6 Sheff Wed 33 17 7 9 58 10
7 Fulham 32 14 10 8 52 17
8 Norwich 33 15 6 12 51 11
9 Barnsley 33 14 7 12 49 4
10 Preston 33 13 10 10 49 4
11 Derby County 32 13 9 10 48 7
12 Cardiff 33 13 6 14 45 -2
13 Ipswich 33 10 11 12 41 -7
14 Brentford 32 11 7 14 40 0
15 Q.P.R. 33 11 7 15 40 -10
16 Birmingham 33 10 10 13 40 -14
17 Aston Villa 32 8 12 12 36 -8
18 Forest 33 10 6 17 36 -12
19 Wolves 31 9 8 14 35 -4
20 Burton 33 9 8 16 35 -13
21 Bristol City 32 9 5 18 32 -6
22 Wigan 33 7 9 17 30 -10
23 Blackburn 31 7 8 16 29 -13
24 Rotherham 33 4 5 24 17 -43
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Nottingham Forest (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Aston Villa (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Get a Grip!251
2.king_dezeeuw06198
3.Whittleblue195
4.Moonay154
5.BrickLatic113
6.truelatic4eva111
7.hindleymonwafc100
8.scotdave94
9.Oscarbon93
10.Barry W85
Vital Football Comment