Report: Onyewu won't return to Sheffield Wednesday

Report: Onyewu won't return to Sheffield Wednesday

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Report: Onyewu won't return to Sheffield Wednesday


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Oguchi Onyewu’s club situation is up in the air again.

For the second time in six months and third time in the last 12 months, Onyewu will be looking for a new club after contract negotiations with Sheffield Wednesday broke down, according to a report in the Sheffield Telegraph.

The report states that both Wednesday and Onyewu’s representatives held “several discussions” over the past few weeks but the two sides couldn’t agree on personal terms, leading the club to look elsewhere for defensive options.

Onyewu joined Wednesday last January after a disappointing five-month stint with Queens Park Rangers in which he didn’t play a single game. Onyewu played 18 times for Wednesday and earned a recall to the U.S. Men’s National Team last March, but was not included in head coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s 30-man preliminary squad for the 2014 World Cup.

The 32-year-old Onyewu has most recently been training with D.C. United to keep up his fitness while he continues to consider his options. Prior to the spell with Wednesday, Onyewu had only played 53 times in all competitions for a number of clubs since suffering a torn patellar tendon in October 2009.

Onyewu had played for FC Twente, Sporting Lisbon, Malaga after sustained the injury but before joining QPR last fall and Wednesday last winter.


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