Norwich City set to sign young French defender Jerome Onguene

Norwich fans celebrate

U19 youth international Jerome Onguene was spotted in the director's box at Carrow Road during the 0-0 draw with Sheffield Wednesday.

Norwich City were disappointing in the Premier League last season, as they were relegated for the second time in three years.

Goals were hard to come by, scoring 39 times in just one more fixture. And at the back, they were at sixes and sevens as they shipped in 67 goals. 

They started the new season in promising fashion, trouncing Blackburn Rovers 4-1 at Ewood Park last weekend.

Steven Naismith of Norwich City celebrates scoring their fourth goalMany pundits had claimed the Canaries would struggle for goals, but with four different scorers and an abundance of options available, it shouldn't be an issue.

In the following fixture, Saturday's 0-0 stalemate with Sheffield Wednesday, the attack struggled as calls for another striker were heard again. 

But in the director's box, it was the site of a defender rather than a striker, that had fans pondering.

Highly respected Ligue One journalist Andrew Gibney confirmed the player was Souchaux defender Jerome Onguene, who was part of France's U19 Euro winning team. Later, French website sport365.fr said he had flown in for talks. 

 

The 18-year-old can also operate on the right side of defence and joins on the back of a hugely successful season with Sochaux, where 40 appearances in all competitions had led to interest from Trabzonspor, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace, according to The Daily Mail.

His move to East Anglia is expected to be finalised in the coming days, claim Football League World.

 

 

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