N’Zogbia focused on Wigan survival

Charles N’Zogbia is keen to draw a line under recent speculation about his future at Wigan and wants to concentrate on helping the club avoid relegation (Wigan 8/15 to be relegated).

The 24-year-old joined the Latics from Newcastle United in 2009 after five seasons at St James’ Park and has scored 10 goals in 71 top-flight appearances for the north-west outfit.

The France international winger was the subject of much interest during the January transfer window with Birmingham City showing an interest in acquiring his services and the Magpies making an 11th-hour bid to take him back to the north east after the late departure of Andy Carroll.

But the club held firm and N’Zogbia will remain a Wigan player until at least the summer, with Roberto Martinez’s men set for a  battle against relegation as they currently sit in 18th place in the table with 12 games to go.

The Harfleur-born star now wants to move on from matters off the pitch and fully focus on the job in hand, and he would love to impress France boss Laurent Blanc enough to earn another cap after making his debut for the 1998 World Cup winners against Norway back in August last year (France 12/1 to win Euro 2012).

“To me it is over (transfer speculation),” he told L’Equipe. “I don’t want to hear any more about the January transfer market. I told people who called me that I would not move.

“I just want to do everything to help Wigan survive and find again Les Bleus as soon as possible.”

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