The centre of defence was arguably Leeds United’s strongest suit last season.
Kyle Bartley and Pontus Jansson were almost impenetrable at times, their solid centre-back partnership very nearly leading the Whites into the Championship play-offs.
Since Bartley returned to Swansea City at the end of his loan spell, however, Jansson has looked a shadow of his former self, while Liam Cooper and Everton loanee Matthew Pennington have received no shortage of criticism for some error-strewn performances.
If only there was an experienced, proven and commanding centre-half available for free this summer who could go a long way to solving Leeds’ problem. Actually, maybe there is.
The QPR captain allegedly has his heart set on a return to the north, having spent his professional career with Manchester City and Sunderland before he moved to the capital back in 2012.
QPR, like Leeds, look set for a place in mid-table after another underwhelming campaign and Onuoha could prove to be a big loss. He is a real presence on and off the pitch at Loftus Road and has been one of their most impressive performers in 2017/18.
NOnuoha is not the answer to all of Leeds’ problems but he would offer leadership in a shaky defence and plenty of Championship experience in a side full off imported talents.
If he wants to move back up north, Leeds should offer him a good home.