Villa expect Zog deal next week

28 July 2011 12:04
Aston Villa expect to complete the signing of Charles N'Zogbia when they return from the Barclays Asia Trophy in Hong Kong.[LNB] N'Zogbia is due to fly back from a holiday to undergo a medical on Friday after Villa and Wigan reached agreement over a compromise £9.5million deal.[LNB]Villa do not anticipate any problems in that department with the 25-year-old poised to put pen to paper on a five-year contract next week.[LNB]McLeish said: "We're arranging a medical for Charles and, pending that, he should be a Villa player next week."[LNB]N'Zogbia will become Villa's second signing of the summer after keeper Shay Given moved from Manchester City in a £3.5million deal.[LNB]He will provide service for striker Darren Bent to thrive on after the sale of Ashley Young and Stewart Downing.[LNB]But McLeish will take nothing for granted until N'Zogbia has signed on the dotted line after the 11th-hour collapse of a move to Birmingham last season when in charge at St Andrew's.[LNB]McLeish has intimated N'Zogbia will be his last major signing of the current transfer window.[LNB]

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