Charles N’Zogbia made his first Aston Villa appearance of the season on Sunday.
Aston Villa’s new head coach Remi Garde recalled Charles N’Zogbia into his matchday squad for the 0-0 draw with Manchester City on Sunday, and a report in the Telegraph has indicated that his future will be decided in the coming two months,
It is stated that the French winger had held talks with the Villa management during Tim Sherwood’s reign, concerning the settling of his current contract when it was apparent he would not be playing any football.
The report claims that N’Zogbia earns around £65,000 per week, and discussions had been held for Villa to pay up the rest of the contract to release him from a deal which expires at the end of this season.
However, Garde’s appointment has given N’Zogbia a lifeline to impress at Villa Park, and he made his first appearance of the campaign on Sunday, coming off the bench for 25 minutes of the draw with City.
The report now claims that Garde is willing to give the 29-year-old two months to prove himself at Villa, before either having his contract cancelled, or being sold to another club in January.
Garde has presented N’Zogbia with the opportunity to fight for a place in the starting XI ahead of Villa’s next Premier League fixture away at Everotn on November 21.
If he takes this opportunity and starts to impress in the first-team, N’Zogbia is likely to sign a new contract at Villa Park, rather than being allowed to leave at the end of his current deal.