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SIGNING: Longelo becomes first January arrival

Midfielder Rosaire Longelo joins the club from Newcastle United for an undisclosed fee

7 January 2022

Accrington Stanley have today completed the permanent signing of midfielder Rosaire Longelo from Newcastle United for an undisclosed fee.

Longelo, who primarily plays as a left winger, joined The Magpies from West Ham United in the summer of 2018.

He made a total of 55 appearances for Newcastle's Under-23s and contributed to 11 goals during that time, including scoring seven himself.

The 22-year-old arrived in East Lancashire on a two-game trial in November, with the DR Congo-born winger then finding the net in the 4-0 Central League win over Huddersfield Town.

John Coleman said: "He is someone who came to our notice and he came and trained with us and played a game with the Under-23s.

"He will give us something a bit different, he will take people on, he likes to carry the ball and he will excite the fans. I am looking forward to working with him."

Rosaire said: "I was here on trial and I enjoyed my tme here. I got to know the lads, got on with the coaches and gaffer and I am a big fan.

"I can't wait to get going now. It’s my time now and I want to show people what I am made of."

Rosaire's first interview video will be uploaded to the club's official YouTube channel later today, CLICK HERE to find out more!

Do you want to sponsor Rosaire?

Our sponsorship packages are priced at £99 for home or away kit, or we offer a deal of £149 for both.

To find out more information, please contact our Commercial team on 01254 356950 (Option 3) or by emailing commercial@accringtonstanley.co.uk.


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