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The ex-youth player has moved to France where he hopes to make a big impact and improve his budding career

One of the transfers that almost went under the radar at the close of the January transfer window was that of former Nigeria youth international King Osanga to Sochaux in France.

Osanga, who won the Fifa Under-17 title with the Golden Eaglets in 2007, will be with the club on a loan deal that will last for a year and a half.

The former Etoile Sportive du Sahel of Tunisia player had left for Libya on loan with Al-Nasr Benghazi, but was caught in the political situation that blighted the country. He then returned to Kaduna United to continue playing before this move to France.

The 21-year-old was voted the most valuable player in Heartland’s Caf Champions League final loss to TP Mazembe in 2009.

Osanga is Sochaux’s fourth Nigerian acquisition following on the heels of Wilson Oruma, Rabiu Afolabi and Brown Ideye.

“My main target now is to secure a regular shirt in the team, after which I will want to stamp my authority in the league and score goals with assists to help my team. I know it won’t be easy coming from a different league but being a professional, I have to adapt and work hard here,” Osanga said, according to MTNFootball.