Hibs sign Genoa midifelder Stephane Omeonga on loan

Last updated : 21 January 2019 By Steve Forbes

Hibs have today confirmed the signing of Genoa midfielder Stephane Omeonga.

The 22-year-old has joined the Hibees from the Seria A side until the end of the season on loan.

Speaking to the official website, the Belgium U21 side international said:

“I’m really happy to have had the chance to come and play for Hibernian.

“I’ve known of the interest for about a month and the club pushed hard to get me, which made a real impression.

“I also received a presentation that went into real detail about what I could expect and what Hibernian expects of me. I’ve never seen that kind of thing before.

“So, from that and what I’ve seen for myself, I think I will really enjoy playing here and suit the way the team likes to play.

“I like to do my talking on the pitch but I would say to the supporters that I am someone who likes to go box to box, to run hard and tackle.

“I am all about helping the team. I’ll give everything I have to do that.

“Everyone made me feel so welcome from the second I arrived at Easter Road before Saturday’s game and now I’m just looking forward to getting started.”

Hibs boss Neil Lennon added:

“Stephane comes to us with great pedigree, having played a good number of games in Serie A for someone of his age.

“We’ve watched a lot of him and we think he can add a lot to the group in terms of his energy, dynamism and willingness to go box to box.

“He’s not scared to put a foot in to try and win the ball back. We think he’ll complement those around him and give us a different kind of option.

“We’re all happy to have him here.”

Omeonga is Neil Lennon's 4th signing of the January transfer window.

The Hibees have already secured the signings of Ryan Gauld from Sporting Lisbon on loan and Tommy Block from Bognor Regis, signed for the development squad.

Scott Allan has also been signed for next season, signing a pre-contract, three-year-deal from Celtic.

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