Francis Chris Malonga Ntsayi is a 6’0, 25 year old French born Congolese attacking midfielder who is currently playing for Swiss side Lausanne-Sport on loan from the French second division side AS Monaco.
After starting out at a relatively unknown club Migennes, Malonga moved to Auxerre in 2001 before moving to CS Louhans-Cuiseaux and subsequently to AS Nancy where he went on to represent the club in Ligue 1. His impressive performances saw him make a move to the French-registered Monegasque-based football club AS Monaco to which he remains registered till date.
After the takeover by Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev and the arrival of bigger names Malonga was loaned out the Swiss first divison side Lausanne-Sport at the start of 2012 season making his debut in a 0-0 draw against FC Thun in July. Since then Malonga has gone on to represent Lausanne-Sport 26 times scoring 7 goals in all competitions. Though of French descent, he represents Congo at international level and has made 12 appearances for them in all competitions so far.
Newcastle are not the only side reported to have an interested, the news is that the player has plenty of admirers in Switzerland with plenty of big clubs in for him. Sion are keen, while St. Gallen and Grasshopper would also welcome the midfielder to their ranks.
Although the player has impressed in the Swiss league so far, the player is still unproven and has plenty to learn. There is expected to be plenty of movement at St. James’s park in the post season and Malonga whose contract with AS Monaco expires in 2014 could be one who could be brought in through the door.
Here is a video of the player in action