Report: Valencia interested in signing Onyewu

Report: Valencia interested in signing Onyewu

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Report: Valencia interested in signing Onyewu

Oguchi Onyewu Malaga (UEFA)

By FRANCO PANIZO

Oguchi Onyewu’s time in Spain may not be done with, after all.

According to a report from Spanish outlet Marca, Valencia have taken an interest in signing Onyewu on a free transfer after he mutually agreed to part ways with Portuguese side Sporting CP in August. Valencia are looking for a replacement for Adil Rami, who just agreed to join AC Milan in January, and have deemed the 31-year-old Onyewu a suitable candidate.

Onyewu is no stranger to La Liga. He spent last season on loan with Malaga but was seldom used by the club. Onyewu made just two league appearances during the 2012-13 campaign, but he did find some success in the Copa Del Rey with four starts and two goals. He also started in two of the three games he appeared in for Malaga in the UEFA Champions League last season.

The veteran centerback has been out of action since playing for the U.S. Men’s National Team in the Gold Cup back in July. To maintain fitness, he has been training with his former team, Ligue 2 club FC Metz.

What do you think of Valencia’s interest in Onyewu? Hoping he signs a deal with the Spanish club? Would you prefer to see him join MLS?

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