With Danny Simpson unlikely to be fit for the start of the season, the Evening Chronicle is today reporting that Newcastle will step up their efforts to sign a right full-back.
Nedum Onuoha – Newcastle target?
Both Ryan Taylor and Steven Taylor are capable of playing at right-back, but more defenders are needed in the summer to maintain sufficient competition for the back four, and cover in case of injuries to key players like Taylor, Enrique and Coloccini.
The Evening Chronicle is reporting that Newcastle are interested in Manchester City skilled defender Nedum Onuoha, and he would be a great signing for the Newcastle side.
But we understand he is also a target of Sunderland manager Steve Bruce, so it should be interesting if indeed Hughton is interested in the player.
There’s no doubt this lad is a good player and he’s played for the England U21 side 21 times with two goals, and he can play anywhere across the back four, which is the type of defender Newcastle need.
One negative with Nedum is that he seems to sustain quite a few injuries, and he has played about 100 times for the Manchester City side, but with new players being drafted into the side this summer by new manager Roberto Mancini, he probably sees his future limited now at the Eastlands club.
Onuoha has been a Newcastle target for the last 18 months, and there was some news – unsubstantiated we may add – that Newcastle are after Nigerian-born defender.
Onuoha was the target of former Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear in January of 2009, but Joe was unsuccessful in getting the player in a Shay Given plus cash deal with the Eastlands club.
Nedum is a good player and we ahve to hope Chris can attract him to Newcastle United.
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