Sports Direct News are reporting today that Newcastle could be after another French player, and this time the Tyneside club seem to be interested in 18 year-old PSG striker Hervin Ongenda.
Hervin Ongenda - PSG 18 year-old striker
There is news in France today that the player needs to get first team games somewhere, and that he would be open to a loan move in January.
But the player, who was born in Paris, and is of Congo descent, has made only three appearances for the Paris side, since he joined them last year, and he made his debut last January in the French Cup against Arras.
His father Felix Ongenda has said this in Le Parisien today:
“Hervin needs playing time,” “Otherwise, I’m sure his morale will drop. At his age, you have to play as much as possible. We have asked the bosses to agree to a loan. We are awaiting their response.”
The Sports Direct News report suggests the player would be interested in a loan move to Newcastle.
But the lad would have very little chance of any first team playing time at Newcastle, with the experienced Papiss Cisse and Shola Ameobi in the queue to replace Loic Remy – if the Frenchman should get injured.
Maybe Sports Direct news has some inside information on this, but on the surface of it, this doesn’t seem to make too much sense to us.
This lad has played for all the French Youth sides from U16 through U21, where he has so far made one appearance – which isn’t too bad considering the 5’7″ right footed youngster is still only 18 years old.
He may be a good youngster to bring into Newcastle permanently, but he wouldn’t get any playing time at the moment on a loan deal.
What do you think?
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