Even though the news is being reported in today’s Sun, we have to hope this particular report is true, however unlikely that may be.
Nedum Onuoha – Newcastle ready to bid?
The news is that Newcastle United are ready to launch a £3.5M bid for Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha.
If this is true, it does mean that Chris Hughton will have some transfer money available this summer, but not much, but there again with free agents and loan signings Chris will not need too much – hopefully.
As long as he brings quality players in – that’s the most important thing for Newcastle right now.
The Sun is reporting that Chris in fact has been given around £7M in hard cash to spend this summer, about £3M more than he spent in January to bring in four decent players in Simpson, Williamson, Routledge and Best.
Onuoha is just 23 and perfectly fits the profile of players Newcastle want to sign this summer.
The 21 times capped England Under-21 star wants to restart his career, away from Manchester City, and what better place to do that than on Tyneside – of course. 😀
News earlier in the week that Danny Simpson may well miss the start of the Premiership campaign and Onuoha could easily fit in at right back – he can in fact play anywhere across the back four.
We like this player a lot, but there will be significant competition for Newcastle, and we have to hope the attraction to Tyneside is enough to sway the player to make the move to St. James’ Park.
Nedum has played around 100 times with 3 goals for the Eastlands club, whom he joined back in 2003 when only 16, and the lad seems multi-talented having got 10 A grades in the GCSE, and then 3 A levels, each with an A grade – not too shabby at all.
He was also a top sprinter and triple jumper before he joined Manchester City – his home town club – and we almost forgot – he’s also a terrific footballer.