Could QPR's Nedum Onuoha be the answer for Leeds United?

Paul Heckingbottom Leeds manager gestures during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Leeds United at iPro Stadium on February 21, 2018 in Derby, England.

Nedum Onuoha wants to leave Queens Park Rangers and move back up north, but would a move to Championship rivals Leeds United appeal?

Nedum Onuoha of Queens Park Rangers looks dejected after his side concede their second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Queens Park Rangers at Craven Cottage...

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.

Leeds United's Swedish defender Pontus Jansson (L) tries to block an attempt from Leicester City's Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho during the English League Cup fourth round football...

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.

Because West London Sport claims that Nedum Onuoha is set to leave Queens Park Rangers this summer when his contract expires, as he will turn down an extension offered to him by Ian Holloway’s side.

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.

Nedum Onuoha of Manchester City celebrates scoring their fourth goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Birmingham City at Eastlands, City of Manchester...

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.

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