Aston Villa To Bid £5M And Join Race For Nedum Onuoha


News in the Daily Mirror today that Aston Villa will make a £5M bid for England U21 defender and reported Newcastle target, Nedum Onuoha.

Nedum Onuoha – Aston Villa interested

There was news last week that Newcastle United had been thinking of bidding around £3.5M for the center-back, and we heard that Manchester City valued the player closer to £6M.

Nedum sees his future away from the Eastlands club, as may a number of other young City players, who have come through the Youth academy, as big spending City seem determined to spend lots of money this summer to bring new players into the side.

The England Under-21 defender signed a new five year contract at Manchester City last summer, but that was when Mark Hughes was still manager, and he feels he will not have a future under new manager Roberto Mancini.

We think he’s right on that one.

If this news of an Aston Villa bid is true, it will not be good news for Newcastle manager Chris Hughton, who has very limited transfer funds available this summer.

However Martin O’Neil tends to play the same eleven every week, and if Nedum is a fringe player at Villa,  he’ll see very little action – just ask former Newcastle right back Habib Beye, who joined Villa last summer yet only appeared 9 times for the club last season.

On the other hand James Milner, who was one of the regulars,  appeared 47 times for Villa last season.

Not surprisingly Habib wants away from Villa this summer, and there is some debate amongst Newcastle fans whether he could end up back on Tyneside, after electing to leave the sinking ship last August.

But of course Aston Villa are a very good club, and are fighting for a European Champions League place and will be an attractive club to Nedum, no doubt about that.

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13 comments so far

  • G

    Jun 2, 2010 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #1

    We should really be able to match or better villa for his signature, I rate this lad and would love to see him in black and white. No thanks on the Beye thing, he burned his bridges when he left. The only player I have seen leave then come back as a success, was Beardo.

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  • JSYproject

    Jun 2, 2010 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #2

    i agree with G, bring beardsley back hahaa

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  • RichK

    Jun 2, 2010 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #3

    I don’t believe we are or ever were in for Nedum. It has no substance at all. We certainly don’t have that sort of money available to spend. We are going to have to accept that all our signings will be loan/bosman or very very cheap deals (less than £1m)

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  • G

    Jun 2, 2010 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #4

    Maybe RichK, maybe not? We fans are in the dark, and the rest is just press speculation. The Capital Outlay thing could mean several things, however, I would still sign Nedum, if there are any funds available.

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  • fongct

    Jun 2, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #5

    forget him, let’s move on

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  • BigDave

    Jun 2, 2010 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #6

    If Villa are bidding for him, that puts us totally out of the picture, why would Nedum turn down potential champions league football to play in a relegation battle for a few seasons. I’d love to be proven wrong, but as I say, if this rumour is true, we haven’t got a chance.

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  • G

    Jun 2, 2010 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #7

    I wouldn’t panic too much yet, its from the Daily Mirror. Hardly the most credible source of journalism. Second only to the Daily Star in terms of being wide of the mark in my opinion.

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  • lesh

    Jun 2, 2010 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #8

    Milner to Citeh = £25m + Onuoha?

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  • Geordie_Pants

    Jun 2, 2010 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #9

    Lesh – i fear you may be right

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  • Solaidback

    Jun 2, 2010 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #10

    Well whats the point in bidding for anyone if we have no money & don’t even own our own stadium anymore 🙁

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  • G

    Jun 2, 2010 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #11

    I didn’t think we owned the stadim period? I thought it was owned by Newcastle City Council and we simply leased it?

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  • MrT76

    Jun 2, 2010 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #12

    I think there’s more chance of a one legged man winning an arse kicking contest than we have of landing this kid. Forget him and move on.

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  • Sav

    Jun 3, 2010 at 3:43 AM

    Comment #13

    We Nedum but wor not gettinum or Whittinum either.

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