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Congo’s Senna Miangue Completes Loan Switch to Cercle Brugge

Congo-Brazzaville defender Senna Miangue has joined Belgian side Cercle Brugge on a season long loan, with an option to buy the left-back.

Miangue makes a switch from Cagliari, with his new club announcing the news on Tuesday afternoon.

The 24-year-old defender with the Green and Black this week, and will now spend the coming season at Bruges.

Miangue was brought to Cagliari from Inter Milan by Diego Lopez in January 2017 and spent two seasons on loan at Belgian side Standard Liege. There, he made ten appearances.

During his time with the Islanders, he has been on the bench for a number of first-team games, and only featured 14 times in all competitions.

“Senna is a left-sided center back with excellent attributes for the position including pace, technique, and an aggressive style of play. He also has a good personality and experience abroad that has helped him to mature and grow as a leader,” said Cercle Brugge  Technical director Carlos Aviña.

“ Even though he started as a left back, he has been reconverted into a centre back and that’s where the coach will use him. He is able to play in a back three or in a back four.”

Miangue started his football with local Belgian side RVC Hoboken, when he was 9 years old. In 2007, the talented player moved to Beerschot, before a year later leaving for Antwerp.

In 2011, Miangue returned to Beerschot, where he became a  Belgian youth international and in 2015 moved to top Italian side Inter Milan.

At Inter, Miangue made it to the first team and made his debut in a home match against Palermo in 2016.

Miangue switched his nationality on March 2020, by accepting the call from Congo in a view of the double match against Eswatini in 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

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