Colchester United - Transfer News: Okuonghae Next For U's
UK time is: 18:33:56
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Transfer News: Okuonghae Next For U's

Colchester United have completed the signing of powerhouse defender Magnus Okuonghae.

The Dagenham & Redbridge man has put pen-to-paper on a two-year deal at the Weston Home Community Stadium. Vital Colchester was once again one of the first sites of the web to report the news that deal was close yesterday, to read the article, click here.

The ex-Fulham youth-teamer has played a vital part in The Dagger's team last season but rejected the offer of a three-year contract in favour of a move up the Football League.

Okuonghae, 23, was being closely followed by a number of clubs, with the U's beating a host of League One clubs and Championship side's Plymouth, Queens Park Rangers, Peterborough and Watford to the transfer. Pretty impressive coup by Paul Lambert if that is the case.

Althoguh no fee has been mentioned, the U's will have to pay The Daggers some sort of compensation fee due to Okuonghae's age.

Okuonghae, born in Nigeria, is the U's fifth summer recruit and the second defensive signing ahead of next season's campaign. And with the signing being announced only hours into July 1st, when footballer's contracts around the country finish, we could be in for a busy few days.


So is Okuonghae a good signing?

Let us know with a comment below, or comment on this article in the forum. Not yet a member? Don't panic, click on the banner below to join in.




We want to know YOUR thoughts...


VITAL COLCHESTER; YOUR VOICE, YOUR CHOICE!


VITAL COLCHESTER IS 100% UNOFFICIAL - FOR THE FANS, BY THE FANS!


Follow us on Twitter












Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest League One odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: StevieG Col U Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 1 2009

Time: 8:38AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Sounds like a diamond! Hope he performs for us!
Rob_CU
Report Abuse
01/07/2009 10:47:00

Very happy with this one, though never seen him play!
Matt_Us
Report Abuse
01/07/2009 11:13:00

Hopefully he will be a collosal and will boss the defence and boss other team's strikers. We need someone like that.
up_the_u's_aaron
Report Abuse
01/07/2009 11:34:00

Yeah, seems highly-rated and a great coup considering who else wanted him. Baldwin, Reid, Okuonghae, Beevers + maybe Heath fighting for the centre-back spots, although maybe this new guy will play at RB.
StevieG Col U
Report Abuse
01/07/2009 13:12:00

That would be alright, since two of them can also play elsewhere and Tierney is an LB and a CB.
Matt_Us
Report Abuse
01/07/2009 14:39:00

Hmmm, competition for places in defence! I like!
Rob_CU
Report Abuse
01/07/2009 21:45:00

Should be good if he was a target of all those teams!
Matt_Us
Report Abuse
02/07/2009 12:11:00

Good signing!
ooohhJohnnieJackson
Report Abuse
02/07/2009 12:14:00

Now for the strikers! lol
up_the_u's_aaron
Report Abuse
02/07/2009 12:20:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Colchester United Articles

Contract Talks Continue With Fox (Wednesday May 20 2015)

More Colchester Exits (Wednesday May 20 2015)

Coach Exits For Birmingham (Sunday May 17 2015)

Wingers U's Future Secured (Sunday May 17 2015)

Colchester Captain Departs (Sunday May 17 2015)

Talks Open With Defender (Sunday May 17 2015)

Trio Commit To U's (Sunday May 17 2015)

Experience Matters (Friday May 8 2015)

Two Shown The Door (Tuesday May 5 2015)

Archived Colchester United Articles

List All Vital Colchester Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
16. Scunthorpe 46 14 14 18 -13 56
17. Coventry 46 13 16 18 -11 55
18. Port Vale 46 15 9 22 -10 54
19. Colchester 46 14 10 22 -19 52
20. Crewe 46 14 10 22 -32 52
21. Notts County 46 12 14 20 -18 50
22. Crawley 46 13 11 22 -26 50

Breaking League News

No Open Top Bus Parade For Swindon Town
Swindon : 22/05/2015 18:20:00
Benning Signs For Mansfield
Walsall : 22/05/2015 17:36:01
The Posh Weekly - 22-May-2015
Peterborough : 22/05/2015 16:16:01
Kinsella 'Over The Moon' With New Deal
Walsall : 22/05/2015 16:07:00
Smith Hails Exceptional Talent
Walsall : 22/05/2015 16:06:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Has it been a good season?
Suggested By:  VitalU's
Yes, above expectation 34%
No, below expectation 0%
About what I thought 66%