Hibs line up loan deal for Genoa midfielder Stephane Omeonga

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

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.

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

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

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.

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