Exclusive: Norwich agree deal for French defender Onguene

Date published: Thursday 18th August 2016 10:17

Alex Neil: Set to strengthen defence

Alex Neil: Set to strengthen defence

Norwich City have agreed a deal to sign highly-rated centre-back Jerome Onguene from Ligue 2 side Sochaux, sources have told TEAMtalk.com.

Onguene is regarded as one of the best young defenders in Europe after impressing for club and country over the last couple of years.

The 18-year-old has been a regular in the Sochaux side for the past two seasons and he helped France win the European Under-19 Championship.

A number of Premier League clubs have been linked with a move for Onguene, but Norwich have moved quickly to agree a deal for the centre-back.

Onguene, who can also play at right-back, will provide cover and competition for first-choice centre-back pairing Timm Klose and Ryan Bennett and Norwich boss Alex Neil sees him a valuable addition to his squad as he looks to win promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

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