Hibs line up loan deal for Genoa midfielder Stephane Omeonga

Hibs are trying to sign Genoa midfielder Stephane Omeonga on loan for the rest of the season.

Friday, 18th January 2019, 10:26 am
Updated Friday, 18th January 2019, 11:35 am

The Belgian 22-year-old is free to leave the Rossoblu in this transfer window after being told by manager Cesare Prandelli that he will not be in first-team plans for the remainder of the campaign.

Although a deal has not been concluded yet, reports in Italy say that Omeonga has already said his goodbyes to team-mates in Genoa and is keen to join Hibs.

Omeonga, who started his career at Anderlecht, has been capped five times by Belgium Under-21s. He moved from Belgium to Avellino before joining Genoa in 2017. He has made 17 in total for the northern Italian side, his last of which was on December 6 against Virtus Entella in the Coppa Italia.

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Stephane Omeonga in action for Genoa against Juventus. Picture: Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images

Hibs head coach Neil Lennon wants to strengthen his midfield in this transfer window with the Hibees currently eighth in the Ladbrokes Premiership.