Sunderland want to re-sign free agent Nedum Onuoha for League One promotion charge
Drew Bartle Head Sports Editor
The Chronicle have taken a transfer story from the Mirror stating that former Sunderland defender Nedum Onuoha is a target once again for the Black Cats, with the 31-year old set to be a free agent in the summer.
Onuoha will leave Queens Park Rangers upon the completion of his contract, and according to the Mirror via the Chronicle, is keen on taking his family back to the north east if Sunderland’s interest is legitimate.
The 31-year old is remembered fondly during his one-season loan stint at Sunderland, under then manager Steve Bruce, while the club were finishing mid-table in the Premier League. This past season with QPR, the defender made over 30 appearances and captained the west London club to a comfortable finish in the Championship.
Stewart Donald is set to complete his takeover of Sunderland any day now with the EFL set to ratify the deal, at which point the club will be able to officially make new signings and agree a deal to bring in a new manager to succeed Chris Coleman.
Hardcore Sunderland fans will be able to point to Nedum Onuoha’s one goal for the Wearside club, a fine solo effort in a 3-0 win away at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea – a collectors item that will certainly give the Stadium of Light faithful plenty to re-cheer the defender if he is re-signs in the coming weeks.