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Hibs loan return for fans’ favourite Stephane Omeonga

The Belgian playmaker enjoyed a successful loan spell at Easter Road during the second half of last season.

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Return: Stephane Omeonga

Hibernian have completed the loan signing of Stephane Omeonga, with the midfielder returning to Leith for a second spell.

The Belgian enjoyed a successful loan spell at Easter Road during the second half of last season, during which he made 17 appearances for the Edinburgh outfit.

The playmaker – a fans’ favourite during his first spell – has agreed a deal until the end of the season from parent club Genoa.

Omeonga said: “I’m really happy to be back at Hibernian. It feels like home.

“When I left it felt like I had unfinished business and I said as much at the time.

“As soon as I heard there was a chance for me to come back I jumped at it.

“It is a special club. I kept in touch with the staff, the players and followed the games.

“From my last game, it feels like not a day has gone by without me getting a nice message from a Hibs supporter on social media and that stays with you. It means a lot.”

Manager Jack Ross added: “We’re delighted to have Stephane on board.

“It’s rare for a player to have made such a good impression on so many people throughout a club in such a short period of time.

“I’d seen enough myself to know what he offers but it was good to hear others singing his praises.

“He adds energy, tenacity and quality to give us a different option in midfield.

“I’m sure the supporters will give him a warm welcome when they get the chance.”

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