Birmingham have Charles N’Zogbia offer accepted


Wigan Athletic have accepted an improved offer from Birmingham City for Charles N’Zogbia.

The Blues saw an initial bid turned down last week after being linked with a move for the France midfielder throughout the summer break.

The 24-year-old former Newcastle United player has featured in two of the Latics’ three games this season but now looks set to be on his way out of the DW Stadium.

N’Zogbia joined Wigan from Newcastle in January 2009 for a fee of £6million.

“Wigan Athletic can confirm that they have accepted a much improved offer from Birmingham City for France winger Charles N’Zogbia, which has now met the club’s valuation,” confirmed a club statement.

“The player has now been given permission to speak with Birmingham.”

Earlier in the week, Latics boss Roberto Martinez had criticised Birmingham for going public with their interest in N’Zogbia.

“The transfer window brings you that distraction but when you get other managers talking about your players, that is really disappointing,” he said in a clear swipe at Blues counterpart Alex McLeish.

“I don’t know the reason behind it, whether it is to get the fans’ hopes high in your football club, I don’t know.”

Subscribe to Football FanCast News Headlines by Email