Report: Wolves close in on 27-year-old, deal could be done on Monday
By Tom Blackburn
Wolves are closing in on a deal to sign Reims central midfielder Prince Oniangue, according to a report.
Sky Italy journalist Gianluca di Marzio has claimed on his website that the two clubs are in advanced negotiations and the transfer could be completed on Monday.
Oniangue is a powerful midfielder and has been at Reims in Ligue 1 since 2013, when he joined on a free transfer from FC Tours.
The 27-year-old has three years remaining on his contract, and has been a key player for Reims over the last few seasons.
He is just two games shy of 100 appearances for the club, and in that time has scored an impressive 18 times from his midfield slot.
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His first season at the club was his most impressive, scoring 10 times in 35 Ligue 1 appearances.
The right-footed midfielder is a Congo international, and has represented his nation 32 times including four appearances at the 2015 African Cup of Nations as they reached the quarter-finals.
Wolves have started their Championship campaign well, picking up four points from their opening two matches.
They defeated Jaap Stam’s Reading side 2-0 at Molineux on the weekend, despite having just 34% of possession.
In their opener at Rotherham United they showed great resiliance to draw 2-2, having been 2-0 down.
In other Wolves transfer news, the are closing in on a Championship-record deal.