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Oniangué back in Angers

Publish on 05/06/2018 at 00h00 - S. WILLIS


Congo international midfielder Prince Oniangué has signed for Ligue 1 Conforama side Angers SCO from Wolverhampton Wanderers on a loan deal until the end of the 2017-18 season.

Angers SCO have secured the services of a familiar face as they bid to turn things around after a tough first half of the season. Prince Oniangué, who played for the club in Ligue 2 in season 2009-10 on loan from Rennes, has signed a loan deal from Wolverhampton Wanderers that will see him at the Stade Raymond Kopa through to the end of the current campaign.

Oniangué, 29, has made just 10 appearances for Wolverhampton in the 18 months since he left Stade de Reims, and will doubtless be raring to help his new club climb out of the drop zone with the form that saw him make 94 appearances (17 goals) over three seasons at Reims. The deal for the Congo international (35 caps, seven goals) does not comprise an option to buy.

Butelle's back too

Meanwhile Stéphane Moulin's side have brought another former club man back - 'keeper Ludovic Butelle, who played for the Scoïstes in season 2014-15. On Thursday, the 34-year-old effected his return from Club Brugge on a three-year deal after spending two seasons with the Belgian giants.

Angers SCO have their first chance to bring their new recruits to bear on Sunday, January 7 as they play host to Ligue 2 side FC Lorient in the Coupe de France's Round of 64.