Sunderland are desperate to make their season-long loan deal permanent in the summer but United boss Ferguson may have other ideas.
United are said to be in “transition” at the moment and are strongly rumoured to want to strengthen at the back. Fergie has fueled such rumours by considering sending defender Jonny Evans out on loan in the new year. Onuoha could be an excellent addition to SAF’s squad and may look to build on his career at Old Trafford.
However, Onuoha is currently contracted to local rivals Manchester City and this could prove to be a stumbling block for United. City may wish to reject any offer from United in a refusal to sell to their rivals.
Sunderland boss Steve Bruce will be keen to make a good impression on the former England U-21 International as it is thought he is keen to secure his full signature come July.
Though, a host of good performances will certainly have turned the heads of many Premier League managers and may leave Onuoha will a host of options in the summer.
The 24-year-old defender is contracted at Eastlands until 2014, but City’s merry-go-round style in the transfer window could see Onuoha leave for as little as£3million.
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