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N'Zogbia: I can leave Wigan this summer

Wigan winger Charles N'Zogbia has revealed that he and the club have agreed that he will be sold this summer - and he hopes to join another Premier League side.

Latics boss Roberto Martinez has previously warned that he will only consider selling N'Zogbia to a club that can offer European football - with a £12 million price tag mentioned in some quarters.

N'Zogbia has assured Martinez and club owner Dave Whelan that he will continue to give his all while he remains at the DW Stadium, but admitted that it seems highly likely he will be allowed to leave over the summer.

"It is true that over the last two years at Wigan, our goal has been to stay in the Premier League and it is tough and it has been a bit detrimental to me," the 25-year-old told Sport France. "It is a bit of a disadvantage to me, but I always give my best for whichever team I am with.

"I have one year left on my contract, and after two years I think the coach and the owner are satisfied with what I have produced.

"Now they know that I want to sign with a bigger club, with bigger goals who can play in Europe and also help me with France. I said to them that if I am still at Wigan then I would give them 200%, as I am loyal to the club.

"But they have opted for a transfer and I hope it will happen under good conditions and that everyone will be happy."

N'Zogbia hopes to go to a club that has ambitions to win the title in any of four leagues in Europe, but admits remaining in the Premier League would be his preference.

"A big club for me is one that plays in Europe, and which has the goal of winning the title - that may be in England, France, Spain or Italy," he continued. "I left France at the age of 18, and I have been in the Premier League for six or seven years and I have evolved in the Premier League, I am familiar with that and I have learned the customs of that league and I feel good.

"So it is the Premier League first for me, after that France, Spain or Italy - I have seen them on television and it would be a new challenge."

Reports have suggested that Liverpool and Newcastle are interested in securing his services, with a source close to the player telling the Daily Star that he would prefer a move back to St James's Park.


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