Newcastle Tracking Exciting French Youngster

The Mail is reporting that Newcastle are interested in signing exciting Sochaux defender Jerome Onguene and could try to tie up the teenager next month when the January transfer window opens.

The youngster only turned 18 on Tuesday and he has already played for all the French youth sides 29 times from U16 through U19.

He generally plays at center-back and stands 6’3″ tall and he would be one for the future.

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Jerome Onguene – Newcastle interested in 18 year-old

The player was born in Mbalmayo, Cameroon and he’s played 22 times for Sochaux since making his debut last season – and this season he has played 18 times for his club.

Jerome has been in fine form for his club and even through he’s only 18 he’s now a regular starter for the Ligue 2 Sochaux.

He is very strong and physical in his play and would be well suited to the Premier League and at 6’3″ – he is probably still growing – he’s certainly a big lad already.

Jerome would be one for the future and would probably join Peter Beardsley’s Development squad, although if he’s good enough he could immediately be challenging for a first team place and emulate Ayoze Perez.

Arsenal are also said to be interested in the player who would be a very good signing for Newcastle.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Dec 24, 2015 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #1

    Now this is a more realistic target !!!

    At least he has height this time !!

  • JP...from The Rock

    Dec 24, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #2

    Another French bloke geeeezzz!! This club with it’s french fetish! This lad sounds promising at least and he might be tall but if he’s a bad header of the ball it counts for nowt! Ala Williamson!

  • OneAlanShearer

    Dec 24, 2015 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #3

    Jp…He’s from Cameroon but I know what you mean.

    I want us to look at the German,italian, Spanish and eastern eruppean leagues for gems. Especially defenders.

  • John Tudor

    Dec 24, 2015 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #4

    profit hooray

  • chuck

    Dec 24, 2015 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #5

    Sounds like he may come cheap and have a good sell on price.

  • Graeme

    Dec 24, 2015 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #6

    Brilliant!! One for the future – the crisis is NOW, Collo is shot (or should be) and Saylor / Good aint fit for purpose, Willo is on his way out. We seriously need a decent CB – but when did what the team need make the slightest difference to what we buy??

  • Ian Toon

    Dec 24, 2015 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #7

    Mr Tuff- When I read your synthetic faux outrage censorious posts I frequently question whether it is on your behalf; or that you feel it offends members of the blog.
    In a free society it is inevitable that we will encounter opinions or attitudes with which we not only disagree, but which actually cause pain or offence. These opinions or attitudes might simply be the result of ignorance or a lack of, or lapse in sympathetic understanding; or they may be motivated by malice simpliciter. There is normally an appropriate response to each of these cases which does not entail coercion.
    Nobody has an automatic right to respect for their opinions or not to be offended by those of others. The only way to resolve this type of conflict is to elevate one of these persons into a privileged position. On a NUFC blog this should clearly be resisted.
    What got me thinking about this was Tsunki’s reference last night to one of many departures from the blog by Beattie ( he knows football/and is a good judge of a player) who is somewhat of a drama queen. On this particular occasion leaving for the umpteenth time he likened himself to Jesus. This was one of the rare occasions that I agreed with Ruddy in thinking it was a wholly ( or even holy) inappropriate comparison. Ed apparently got numerous complaints also but reading the blog back many thought it acceptable.
    Upon reflection it was simply Beattie exercising his freedom of expression.
    Assuming you’ve read this far- I hope you have a good Christmas. As always a New Year can mean a new start for us all. Particularly for the Toon – it can’t be worse than 2015.

  • Tsunki

    Dec 24, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #8

    Rotunda previous article – not quite quite quite was saying. Plus I believe, without checking Google, that many teams if not just about every single on in England, have been relegated with English players. 🙂

    I’m not blaming foreign players, just that we don’t seem to be buying the Sanchez / Mahrez types, and then mused that PERHAPS that is why many English players are sought after not so much for their skill as for their application. Just a thought.

  • hibbitt

    Dec 24, 2015 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #9

    ian……………what a tit you are your so called geordie dad would cringe if he had to read the shit you post your a condescending twit with a bad case of verbal diarrhoea

  • John Tudor

    Dec 24, 2015 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #10

    not even that good hibbit

  • Jib

    Dec 24, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #11

    No he’s not


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