Sunderland are showing an interest in signing Nedum Onuoha, according to The Mirror.

The 31-year-old defender is out of contract at QPR in June and is leaving them on a free transfer after 7 years at Loftus Road.

Onuoha is an experienced centre-back and will be a man in demand over the summer. Sunderland, who will be playing in League One next season, are keen to re-sign him. He spent time on loan with the Black Cats from Manchester City for the 2010/11 season and played 32 games for them in the Premier League.

He started his career at Manchester City and rose through the youth ranks at the North-West side. He played over 100 games for them but was allowed to leave on a permanent basis after his loan at Sunderland to sign for QPR in January 2012.

He could not prevent QPR from dropping into the Championship in 2013 but played a key role in their promotion back to the top flight in 2014. They were relegated the season after but Onuoha was made captain for them back in the second tier.

Sunderland is a possible destination for him this summer but it will be interesting to see if he drops into League One. The Black Cats will be looking for an immediate return to the Championship in the next campaign and see Onuoha as someone who can bolster their defence.

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