Is Nedum Onuoha set for a move to Loftus Road?
QPR are ready to step up their interest in Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha.
The City academy product is surplus to requirements at the Etihad Stadium despite enjoying a successful loan spell at Sunderland last term.
Onuoha has not featured in the Premier League at all this season, with his only two outings coming in the Carling Cup.
Neil Warnock is now ready to offer the 25-year-old, who can play at full-back or in the centre of defence, a first-team chance as he attempts to halt his side’s slide down the Premier League.
QPR have won just two of their last 12 games and Warnock has earmarked Onuoha as the man to help shore up his defence.
Nedum Onuoha proved he had the ability to play in the Premier League when on loan at Sunderland, filling in at right back and centre half.
The 25 year-old is now at the stage of his career where he ought to be looking to establish himself as a regular fixture, and it appears unlikely that he will make it at Eastlands.
QPR could offer him that chance, with the presumed long term aim to replace the 32 year-old Danny Gabbidon in central defence.
As for Manchester City, perhaps the most disappointing aspect of their new status amongst the world elite is the decline in chances given to youth products.
Of the current squad, only Micah Richards has laid claim to a regular place in the team, but there are plans to improve that record.
Man City have great ambitions to overhaul their youth facilities, and in the next few years there could be substantially more academy products coming through.