Ex-Newcastle and Aston Villa star Charles N’Zogbia handed nine-day trial to earn Sunderland contract

Charles N'Zogbia, left
Charles N'Zogbia, left

Charles N’Zogbia has been handed the chance to earn a Sunderland contract after jetting off to Austria with the squad.

The former Newcastle man HAS travelled with the Sunderland squad to the nine-day training camp in Austria.

Free agent N’Zogbia joined Sunderland for pre-season training earlier this week after his release by Aston Villa at the end of last season.

At present, the 30-year-old is simply training with Sunderland, although he has the chance to impress Allardyce in the Alps.

The Sunderland boss is keen to add an attacking midfielder to his ranks this summer.