N'Zogbia to join next week

Image: N'Zogbia: Villa boss McLeish expects Wigan winger to complete move next week

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has confirmed he expects to finalise the signing of Charles N'Zogbia next week.

Latics winger to complete Villa move after the weekend

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has confirmed he expects to finalise the signing of Charles N'Zogbia from Wigan next week. The French winger is due to fly back from a holiday to undergo a medical on Friday after Villa and Wigan reached agreement over a compromise £9.5million deal. Villa do not anticipate any problems in that department with the 25-year-old poised to put pen-to-paper on a five-year contract after the weekend. The Midlands outfit are currently in the Far East preparing for their Asia Trophy final against Chelsea in Hong Kong and McLeish expects things to be finalised upon their return. The former Birmingham City boss commented: "We're arranging a medical for Charles and, pending that, he should be a Villa player next week." N'Zogbia will become Villa's second signing of the summer after keeper Shay Given moved from Manchester City in a £3.5million deal. He will provide service for striker Darren Bent to thrive on after the sale of Ashley Young and Stewart Downing to Manchester United and Liverpool respectively.

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