Report: Out-of-contract Onyewu undecided on future

Report: Out-of-contract Onyewu undecided on future

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Report: Out-of-contract Onyewu undecided on future


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The career of Oguchi Onyewu has spanned 11 years and 220 games and seven countries and, after spending last season with Championship side Sheffield Wednesday, the 32-year-old American defender is still undecided on the next chapter.

Onyewu is currently on the market after signing a short-term contract with the the Owls in January and, while he hasn’t ruled out a return to the club, the two time World Cup veteran will weigh his options.

“Right now no decisions have been made, but I’m aiming to stay in the UK,” Onyewu said. “It’s always a possibility that I will stay at Wednesday. But I want to weigh up my options before I make a final decision.

“Who knows, maybe I’ll have the opportunity to play for Newcastle again. You never know.”

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray has expressed his interest in bringing back the 32-year-old centerback, going so far as to express his disappointment in his omission from the U.S. Men’s National Team’s World Cup roster.

“We were disappointed for ‘Gooch’ because he’s a good professional and a good lad,” Gray said. “It’s how it goes. He wanted to come here and prove his fitness was up to scratch. I think he did that, but in the end the manager decided to go down a different route. I know he will be very disappointed he didn’t make the squad because he’s played in two World Cups.”

Prior to his time with the Owls, Onyewu struggled through frustrating times at Malaga and Queens Park Rangers. Onyewu’s career has also seen him play for clubs such as Sporting CP, AC Milan and the aforementioned Newcastle.

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