Sunderland keen to land Wigan winger
Published 23:00 08/07/11 By Simon Bird
Steve Bruce is hoping to make a TENTH summer signing by landing Charles N’Zogbia.
The Sunderland boss completed deal No.9 yesterday, confirming David Vaughan’s arrival on a free transfer from Blackpool.
But he wants one last attacking addition and is ready to rival Aston Villa for the Wigan winger.
Bruce sees N’Zogbia, 25, as the player to create the ammunition for strikers Asamoah Gyan, Connor Wickham, Fraizer Campbell and Stephane Sessegnon.
And he will try to do a deal if he can get the Frenchman for less than the £9million asking price.
Ex-Manchester United defender John O’Shea, 30, who signed for the Black Cats this week, said he wants to give Sunderland the benefit of his “experience”.
He said: “I was at United for 13 fantastic years, but this is a new chapter now and hopefully, we can have good times here like I had at Old Trafford.
“I hope to bring experience of winning things to the dressing room and have a positive impact on the dressing room and pitch.”
Vaughan, 28, who penned a three-year deal, said: “All the signings are impressive and we want to be in the top 10, if not top six teams in the country.”