Aston Villa agree £9.5 million fee for Wigan Athletic midfielder Charles N'Zogbia

25 July 2011 11:08
By Telegraph staff and agencies

12:08PM BST 25 Jul 2011


It is understood a fee for the former Newcastle player has finally been agreed between the two clubs, although no official confirmation of the deal has been made yet.

It is believed a compromise deal has been struck after Wigan rejected Villa's initial offer of £9m.

N'Zogbia, who has a year left on his Wigan deal, is expected to hold talks over personal terms and undergo a medical in the next 24 hours once the deal has been officially rubber-stamped between the clubs.

New Villa manager Alex McLeish has been keen to bring in a new wide player after the sale of Ashley Young and Stewart Downing to Manchester United and Liverpool respectively.

It is a case of second time lucky for Scot McLeish who 12 months ago thought he had signed N'Zogbia when in charge of Birmingham, only for the deal to collapse at the 11th hour after City failed to agree personal terms with the player.

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Source: Telegraph