SM Caen have today officialized the signing of midfielder Prince Oniangué on a four-year deal. With the signing of Oniangué, new Caen manager Fabien Mercadal has brought in outfield reinforcement in the shape of a strong, imposing (6’3”) midfielder. The centre-midfielder joins from English side Wolverhampton after an undisclosed fee was agreed upon between Wolves and Caen.
Having played for three different clubs over the same amount of years, Oniangué should be able to find increased stability in more familiar surroundings. The Congolese midfielder spent six years of his youth career (age 11-17) in Caen, as the Norman club was one of the first professional sides to help him develop.
Since his formative years in upper Normandy, Oniangué has featured for the likes of Rennes, Tours, and Bastia, among others. Oniangué found a large part of his success in Reims, where he made 98 appearances for Stade de Reims. Over the span of his three-year stay with the French club, Oniangué scored 18 goals and impressed enough to earn 19 caps for his country – four of these coming during the 2015 African Cup of Nations.
Oniangué will wear the #6 for Mercadal’s men and will be looking to impress his new manager during Caen’s pre-season training.