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Wolfsburg snap up highly-rated winger Ntep

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VfL Wolfsburg have announced the signing of Rennes’ French international winger Paul-Georges Ntep.

BREST, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 17:  Carl Jenkinson of England tries to cross the ball past Paul-Georges Ntep de Madiba of France during the U21 International Friendly match between France and England at the Stade Francis Le Ble on November 17, 2014 in Brest, France.  (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

New Swansea boss Paul Clement had reportedly targeted the 24-year-old as his first signing, but he instead becomes the Bundesliga side’s fourth new signing of the winter break.

Twice capped by national side head coach Didier Deschamps, after choosing to play for France despite being born in Cameroon, Ntep has signed a deal with the Wolves until 2021, for an undisclosed fee.

A statement from the club’s Director of Sport Olaf Rebbe read: “We have intensively followed his progress over recent years and we are very happy that Paul-Georges Ntep has now opted for the move to VfL.

“He is a typical winger, with abilities which will enrich our attacking game. He is fast, strong in one-on-one situation, is dangerous in front of goal and has a good eye for his team mates.

“We firmly believe his development will continue at VfL and that he can make the next step in his career with us.”

Head-coach Valerien Ismael added: “With Paul-Georges, we have distinctly improved the quality we possess on the wing.

“He is extremely pacy, technically gifted and, for such a young player, he is very experienced. His signing makes us more flexible tactically and even more difficult to reckon with going forward.”

Ntep scored 18 goals in 74 game for his former Ligue 1 side.

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