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.
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?