Toon Target Valencia But Spurs Cool On N'Zogbia!

Last updated : 25 April 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor

Frenchman Charles N'Zogbia's spell at Newcastle is expected to come to an end this summer, but his proposed move to Spurs has been put on hold, with the talented 21-year-old's temprement coming into question.

The former Le Havre midfielder has been unsettled since the day he arrived on Tyneside, and has caused Graeme Souness, Glenn Roeder, Sam Allardyce and Kevin Keegan major problems.

He has not been involved in Newcastle's squad for their last four games, and while the manager is reluctant to lose one of the most naturally talented players in his squad, it appears Keegan will be pleased to see the back of him.

But N'Zogbia's reputation has gone before him, and reports today suggest the London club are having a rethink before making any offer.

N'Zogbia joined the club as a teenager under Sir Bobby Robson in September 2004, and the Magpies were forced to fight a lengthy compensation battle with Le Havre.

Valencia is the hot property at Wigan at the moment, with a host of clubs closing in on the star winger, and Newcastle have had him watched more than once.