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Sunderland eyeing reunion with experienced defender ahead of League One campaign



Sunderland want to sign Nedum Onuoha on a free transfer, according to The Mirror’s Live Transfer Blog [Sunday 13th May, 22:02].

Onuoha left Queens Park Rangers after six years with the club and now he is available as a free agent.

The 31-year-old is attracting interest from his former club Sunderland – where he spent a loan stint in the 2010/11 season.

Onuoha played 32 games for the Black Cats that season and now he has his heart set on a move back up north to re-join his family so a return to The Stadium of Light could be appealing.

The former Manchester City academy product joined QPR in 2012 and has since played well over 200 games for the Hoops, including matches in the Premier League and the Championship.

In total, the former England under-21 international racked up 188 Premier League appearances for Man City, Sunderland and QPR.

Sunderland are currently without a manager, having sacked both Simon Grayson and Chris Coleman in a dismal season which saw them finish bottom in the Championship, but they have still devised a transfer wishlist ahead of next season’s League One campaign.

Onuoha is one of the top names on their list ahead of this summer with the future of defenders Lamine Kone, John O’Shea and Marc Wilson uncertain.

The Verdict

If Sunderland could somehow pull this deal off, it would be a major coup.

Onuoha was one of the top performers for QPR over the last few years and he has strength, experience and leadership at the back – all of which has been missing from Sunderland in recent times.

However, surely there are a queue of Championship teams lining up contract offers for the soon-to-be free agent.

Sunderland fans – Would you like to sign Onuoha? Let us know below…

NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United

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