Cercle Brugge have confirmed that former Hibs midfielder Stephane Omeonga has joined the club.

He joins the Belgian outfit on a season-long loan. Many Hibees supporters were hoping he woud return to Leith after a fruitful loan spell last term, but that’s not to be.

Omeonga was a fans' favourite whilst at Hibs.

Omeonga was a fans’ favourite whilst at Hibs. (JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images)

He’ll be playing his football in his native nation this season. Some Hibs fans have reacted to Omeonga making his move to Brugge.

Omeonga was a Hibs fan favourite

It didn’t take the Belgian long to get close to the hearts of Hibs fans everywhere. He took a couple of games to get going, but once he was settled, there was no looking back.

Omeonga was a bubbly character on and off the park. He was a big presence out on the park with his energetic performances in the engine room. Off the park, he seemed to get to grips with what it meant to play for Hibs quickly.

He was brilliant to watch whilst in Leith. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

This was proven after the Hibees’ Edinburgh derby victory at Tynecastle. He was buzzing, smiling from ear to ear and beating the Hibs badge with his fist. He clearly loved the club, and in return, the fans loved him.

The reaction to his Brugge move tells you all you need to know about what Hibs fans think about him. They’ll hope he goes on to have great success in Belgium.

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