Jeffrey Monakana: Cheltenham Town set to sign former Arsenal and Preston forward

Jeffrey Monakana
Jeffrey Monakana made 49 appearances for Preston between May 2012 and January 2014

League Two Cheltenham Town are close to signing free-agent forward Jeffrey Monakana, subject to international clearance and a medical.

The former Arsenal trainee, 22, will travel with the squad to Tuesday's EFL Cup tie at Newcastle United.

After joining Brighton in 2014, he left the Seagulls by mutual consent to move to Romanian side Voluntari in January.

"He's got a bit of power and pace that I think we need," manager Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Gloucestershire.

Monakana had loan spells at five clubs while on the books at Brighton, including Aberdeen, and has scored seven senior goals so far in his career.

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