Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez has told clubs interested in Charles N’Zogbia that they will need to be offering Champions League football to the winger next season for any form of a transfer to go through.
N’Zogbia has had quite an incredible season for Wigan, arguably keeping them in the Premiership on himself with many goals and assists. This form has meant obvious interest by a host of clubs with Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham and newcastle United amongst others keen to add them to their squad.
However Martinez is also aware of N’Zogbia’s talent and will only sell at the right price and the right time.
“He knows I wouldn’t stop his career progressing. But he also knows I wouldn’t like him to go anywhere for the money as he’s still 24. There are certain players who can compete in the Champions League and you can’t stop those players.As well as Charles, there’s a few who fall into that category.”
The Wigan manager continued.
“If the timing and price is right, then it can happen. But if I don’t see a club who can offer him a different project than ours, then we won’t sell. We don’t have to sell and to keep the group is more important than any signing.”
With both Liverpool and Tottenham falling short of Champions League places this season, both clubs remain an unlikely location for the impressive Frenchman.