Villa ready to launch Zog bid
The Wigan Evening Post claims Villa are favourites to land the
25-year-old and are expected to firm up their interest with a
substantial bid in the coming days. New Villa Park boss Alex
McLeish is desperate for a wideman to replace Ashley Young, who has
moved to Manchester United, while he could also be set to lose
Stewart Downing to Liverpool. McLeish almost signed N’Zogbia for
Birmingham last summer but the move fell through due to the
Frenchman’s high wage demands. However, Villa should be able to
offer a more lucrative contract as they attempt to see off
competition from rival Premier League clubs for N’Zogbia.
Liverpool, Sunderland and Everton have all been linked with the
winger in recent weeks, as well as his former club Newcastle.