I don’t know is the answer.
It is no surprise to hear that he might be on his way out of Eastlands. He hasn’t exactly been a favourite under Mark Hughes, starting just two games since the Welshman took over from Sven-Goran Eriksson at Manchester City. That stat is all the more surprising given that the England under-21 international has been fit again since our game with City in early December and had to watch agonising performances from Richard Dunne and Micah Richards from the sidelines.
The MEN links us, Blackburn and Paris Saint-Germain with possible bids of around £4m. It would make sense. We are still looking for a strong, young centre back to either partner/replace Brede Hangeland depending on whether you are a Fulham fan or write for one of the redtops. The player we sign would do well to break up the Hangeland-Hughes axis but Onuoha is an undoubted talent and looks comfortable on the ball – having been played at right back by Stuart Pearce to aid his distribution.
PSG might be an attractive option – given their reputation as one of the big boys of French football – but imagine Manchester United spending several years in mid-table and you get an idea of how the capital club have laboured in recent years. They currently sit fourth in Ligue 1 five points behind Lyon.
Our recent run under Roy Hodgson might make us a more preferable destination for Onuoha than Blackburn, who remain in a relegation battle and are still desperate to cling onto their big name players despite the arrival of Big Sam last week, but it remains to be seen whether he’s for sale and whether we’re interested. I guess we’ll find out soon enough.