Aston Villa issue transfer ultimatum

According to the Mirror, Aston Villa have given Charles N’Zogbia a transfer ultimatum as the winger continues to stall over a move to Villa Park.

Villa boss Alex McLeish has made the Wigan Athletic winger his top transfer target after losing Stewart Downing to Liverpool.

The Scot met the £10 million asking price but the Frenchman continues to drag his feet over joining the Midlands outfit.

Villa are offering N’Zogbia £50,000 and McLeish is fears he may be getting messed around by the player for the second summer in a row.

McLeish wants to get the deal done and dusted before flying out to Hong Kong with the squad on Saturday, but both N’Zogbia and Wigan are seemingly holding out for more lucrative offers.

The events are unfolding in a similar fashion to last summer, when McLeish was Birmingham City boss, with the deal collapsing at the 11th hour Aston Villa have told the winger to make up his mind.

The club have already started looking at alternatives should N’Zogbia decide a move to Villa Park isn’t for him.

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