Who Are Ya? Olivier Kemen (Newcastle United)
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Name: Olivier Kemen
Signed from: Metz
Fee: Undisclosed (rumoured £600,000)
Did you know?
Kemen had the chance to join Lyon’s youth set-up three years ago but was impressed by Metz’s academy and joined them instead.
He’ll also go head-to-head with Cheick Tiote and Gaël Bigirimana for the title of Dodgiest Haircut In The Toon.
What’s the deal?
Newcastle’s French imports are getting younger. They’ve completed the widely anticipated transfer of France under-17 and under-19 international Kemen.
He’s a Cameroon-born midfielder who cites Alex Song as his favourite player and is tipped as one of France’s top prospects. No word yet on his contract.
What do they say?
“Newcastle is a big team and they look after young players. There are some good French speaking people there so I can settle there fine on the guidance of everyone there.”