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Deal Close: Norwich City set to win race for young French defender

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Sky Bet Championship outfit Norwich City are set to win the race for defender Jerome Onguene, according to journalist Andrew Gibney on Twitter.

Onguene was spotted at Carrow Road watching Norwich’s clash with Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday evening, and Gibney has since stated that he is set to join Alex Neil’s side this summer.

Onguene is described by Gibney as “young”, “raw” and “good in the air”. The centre half was previously linked with Aston Villa and Crystal Palace, but Norwich appear to have won the race for his signature.

The French Under-19 international scored an own goal against England in the Under 19 European Championships, but was a key member of the France squad as they won the whole tournament.

The 18-year-old look set to join from French Ligue 2 outfit Sochaux, where he played 23 games last season despite his young age.

Gibney adds that his signing is a risk, but he is a talent and has the qualities to become a very good centre half for Norwich.

Norwich fans… what do you make of the news? Would Onguene be a good signing? Can he reach his potential with Norwich? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!


NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United

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