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N'Zogbia seals Latics switch
02 Feb 2009 - 15:56:08
Wigan Athletic have broken their record transfer outlay to complete the capture of Newcastle United midfielder Charles N'Zogbia while Ryan Taylor has moved in the opposite direction.
N'Zogbia has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with the Latics, and boss Steve Bruce is delighted with his latest acquisition.
He said: "I think this boy can be a really good player for us.
"He's lightning fast going forward but can also play at the back and he fills that left-sided role we've been looking for.
"He's young but he has experience. For a boy of his age to have played well over 100 Premier League games is rare, so with his best years ahead of him, he is exactly the type of player we need for the long term building of Wigan Athletic.
"I'm delighted to have him on board."
N'Zogbia, who spent more than four years at St James' Park following his transfer from Le Havre in 2004, is pleased to be starting a new chapter in his career.
He said: "Steve Bruce is a big figure within the game and I am so excited to be working with him. I can't wait to get started."