QPR complete Onuoha signing
Published 26/01/2012 | 11:38
QPR have completed the signing of Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha on a four-and-a-half-year deal.
The 25-year-old had been little more than a fringe player at City and now links up with former manager Mark Hughes at Loftus Road.
Onuoha becomes the recently-appointed QPR manager's second signing following the recent addition of AC Milan's Taye Taiwo and moves for an undisclosed fee, which Press Association Sport understands is in the region of £2.5million.
Hughes told the club's official website www.qpr.co.uk: "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."
"This was the right time for me to join a club like QPR," Onuoha added on the club's official website.
"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."
Meanwhile, Press Association Sport understands QPR are in talks to sign Nancy midfielder Samba Diakite.
The Mali international is one of several targets Hughes is looking to bring in during the final days of the transfer window, although the Rs will have to fight off reported interest from Lyon to secure his signature.