More news today about Newcastle’s transfer interests, and we are supposed to be interested in French-born 25 year-old defensive midfielder Prince Oniangue, who currently plays for French first division side Reims – and the report is in Sky Sports.
Prince Oniangue – 25 year-old Congo International
The 25-year-old is quite versatile and can play in defense or in defensive midfield, where he played last season, and he can score goals from that defensive position, having scored 11 goals in 38 total appearances for Stade de Reims last season.
Prince Oniangue is tall at 6’2″, and he can play at center-back, and maybe it’s his versatility that is interesting Newcastle, who are said to be one of three clubs interested in the player, who is of Congo descent.
Oniangue has played 14 times for the Republic of Congo, and made his debut for his country eight years ago.
The Paris-born player joined Reims last summer from Tours, where he played for three years after signing on from Rennes, where he started his senior career back in 2008.
This is the first time Newcastle have been linked with this player, who is said to be a strong and physical player, and he is versatile and also being tracked by newly promoted QPR and Burnley, according to the Sky Sports report.
He becomes the 71st player linked with Newcastle this year – by our records.
Just kidding. 😀
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