Liverpool sign Ngog from PSG


Liverpool have signed highly-rated teenage striker David Ngog from Paris St Germain.

The 19-year-old has repeatedly been linked to the Reds in recent weeks and has signed a four-year contract with the Barclays Premier League club.

He will go straight into the Merseysiders' first-team squad, joining fellow summer arrivals Andrea Dossena, Diego Cavalieri and Philipp Degen.

Ngog, who is the cousin of former Rangers and Newcastle defender Jean-Alain Boumsong, struggled in an under-performing Paris St Germain team last season as the French club barely maintained their Ligue 1 status.

He scored just once in 18 appearances but has been far more effective at various levels for France.

The quick forward has scored at every youth level for his country, including a brace against England Under-19s last season.

His exit from the Parc des Princes seemed inevitable from the moment he refused to sign a new contract with Paul le Guen's side as he entered the final year of his deal, and Liverpool soon stepped in with a bid thought to be around the €1.9million.

Ngog's arrival adds welcome reinforcement to manager Rafael Benitez's strikeforce following the departure of Peter Crouch for Portsmouth.