Report: Sunderland planning January move for Nedum Onuoha

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Sunderland have been linked with QPR captain Nedum Onuoha.

According to a report in the Daily Mail, Sunderland have already targeted one player ahead of the January transfer window, with QPR star Nedum Onuoha high on Sam Allardyce’s wish list

The 28-year-old defender fits Allardyce’s wish of signing players with Premier League experience, and although his last spell in the top flight ended with relegation to the second tier, Allardyce is keen on the profile of the player.

Able to play at both centre-back and right-back, Allardyce is also said to want Onuoha because of his versatility in the defensive zones.

Onuoha has played every minute of QPR’s Championship campaign this season, captaining the side in every appearance, and scoring one goal along the way.

He has played for both QPR and Manchester City in the Premier League, as well as spending a season on loan with Sunderland in 2010/11, and has 188 games worth of experience in the top flight across his career.

Whilst not an inspiring signing by any means, Onuoha will bring a solid presence to what has been a very leaky Sunderland defence this season, and that is exactly what the Black Cats need to improve their chances of Premier League survival.

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