We revealed on Thursday morning that Paul-Georges Ntep is closing in on a summer switch to Liverpool, having held talks with our officials on two separate occasions and discussed terms over a potential deal.
How Brendan Rodgers saved his job by channelling Bayern Munich and Barcelona
Silly season: Six most ridiculous Liverpool rumours we’ve heard so far
Paulinho & ten other teenage sensations Liverpool should be chasing this summer
L’Equipe claim that the 22-year-old, who has scored 14 goals in 42 games for current club Rennes, will sign on the dotted line and become the Reds’ first major signing of the summer transfer window.
But who is he? In the list below we count down nine key stats and facts about our soon-to-be new player:
- Ntep was born in Cameroon on 29 July 1992. He moved to France at the age of eight and lived with his aunt. He began his football career the following year, signing up for US Ris Orangis.
- He became something of a journeyman in the early years of his career, playing for six different clubs before turning professional with Auxerre in 2010. He remained with the club until 2014, making 51 league appearances and scoring 16 goals.
- In January 2014 he joined Stade Rennais, signing a three-and-a-half year deal. He’s since scored 14 goals in 42 games, including this wonderful solo effort…