Newcastle Lose Court Case!

Last updated : 19 July 2007 By Footy Mad - Editor
He joined The Toon back in 2004 but the two clubs have been locked in a dispute ever since.

Le Havre claim N'Zogbia had signed an education contract with them as a teenager and was therefore not free to sign for Newcastle.

The case went to FIFA's Dispute Resolution Chamber, who ruled that Newcastle could keep the young Frenchman.

Le Havre have now taken the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and have been rewarded with compensation from both Newcastle and N'Zogbia.

The player must pay the Ligue 2 club €650,000 (£440,000), while Newcastle must pay €300,000 (£200,000).