Queens Park Rangers sign Nedum Onuoha from Manchester City

Defender Nedum Onuoha signs four-and-a-half year deal with QPR after joining from Manchester City

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Queens Park Rangers have confirmed the signing of Nedum Onuoha from Manchester City on a four-and-a-half year deal for an undisclosed fee.

The 25-year-old, who has made 21 starts for England Under-21’s, becomes Mark Hughes’s second signing as QPR boss, following the recent addition of Taye Taiwo from AC Milan.

Hughes admits that the defender caught he eye during his spell as City manager. He said: “Nedum is a player I know very well.

“He did very well for me at Manchester City and played a number of games, probably more than under any other Manager.

“He is very versatile. He can play centre back or right back, and has good pace. He is a very good addition to the squad.”

Hughes added: “It’s important that we are able to attract good players here. Nedum had other options but his experience with myself and the other guys here was a big factor in why he has come to us. I am pleased about that.”

Onuoha has clocked up 148 professional appearances to date, scoring six goals, including a memorable goal-of-the-season contender against Chelsea while on loan at Sunderland last term.

“This was the right time for me to join a Club like QPR,” he said. “The manager obviously played a massive factor in my decision to come here. I’ve worked with him before and he always wants players around him who are open and honest.

“He wouldn’t have come here if he didn’t believe that there was a squad of players here that can achieve the goals he has. The ambition of the owners was really appealing. This is my club now and I’ll give everything to help us succeed.”

Onuoha could be in line to make his QPR debut in our FA Cup fourth round tie against Chelsea on Saturday.

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