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Biography

Date of birth

01/10/1996

Height

188 cm

Signed

18/01/2018

Country

Republic of Ireland

A strong, tall, powerful midfielder, Emmanuel Osadebe is a class act in the middle of the park.

These are exactly the kind of attributes which persuaded Michael Flynn to move for "Manny" in the January transfer window from Cambridge United.

Happy for one of his players to gain some game time, Shaun Derry was willing to let the 20-year-old go out on loan to try and gain some match experience.

Speaking just after his debut against Morecambe, the Irishman said:              “I’m happy but of course, there’s still a lot to work on in terms of my own performance. 45 minutes is the first-minutes that I’ve had in a while, been out of the squad at Cambridge, and to get here and get some minutes is good."

Having joined Cambridge from Gillingham, Newport is only the third team Osadebe has represented professionally.

The midfielder began his career with Dundalk before joing Tottenham Hotspur's academy in 2014. Justin Edinburgh then brought him to the Priestfield Stadium from Spurs before he was released at the end of the 2015/16 season.

DID YOU KNOW? As Osadebe's parents hail from Nigeria, "Manny" is also eligible to represent Nigeria internationally even though he was once caled up for the Republic of Ireland U21 squad.

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