Everton boss David Moyes has made contact with Manchester City regarding the availability of defender Nedum Onouha. As ever with Everton, a year-long loan is preferable, however with a host of other teams in the hunt for the former England U-21 international, David Moyes may have to find a bit of cash to land his man.
Onouha spent all of last year on loan at Sunderland and made an excellent impression. Powerful, quick and intelligent, Onouha’s excellent work ethic drew praise from the Black Cats’ supporters. A very respectable season was capped with an outstanding individual effort to open the scoring during Sunderland’s away demolition of Chelsea.
Despite bringing in 11 new faces, Steve Bruce has declined the chance to bid for Onouha. His reluctance will leave the door open for Moyes to push ahead with a loan bid.
Onouha will both challenge Tony Hibbert for his right-back slot and provide cover for Sylvain Distin and Phil Jagielka at centre-back.
Moyes will feel confident of securing a deal for Onouha who is settled in the North West and would prefer to stay there.
This however does not rule out Bolton and Blackburn who are both interested in Onouha’s signature. As yet though, only Everton have made contact.