Major League Soccer (MLS) outfit, Real Salt Lake have revealed that the agreed a deal with former Manchester City Nigerian-born defender, Nedum Onuoha because they believe his experience can take the club higher.
Speaking in the wake of the official unveiling of Onuoha at the club’s base, footballlive.ng gathered that Salt Lake general manager, Craig Waibel said he is impressed by the full back’s power, exposure and leadership abilities.
Waibel further declared that the Warri-born defender was hooked just ahead of the 2018 roster freeze date, but stopped short of reveal terms of the deal.
Raised in Manchester, the 31-year-old started his career with The Citizens and went on to make 115 appearances for the club before his departure in 2012.
The former England under-21 team skipper spent the 2010-11 season on loan at Sunderland, where he featured in 31 matches.
Onuoha joins Real Salt Lake as a free agent after choosing not to extend his contract with English Championship outfit, Queens Park Rangers, where he spent six years.
He has been handed jersey number 14 for the season and links up with former Spain youth international and twice-capped Nigeria midfielder, Sunday Stephen (Sunny) at Salt Lake.
Waibel enthused: ”Nedum will add tremendous experience and leadership to our group. The expectation is that he will come over, regain full fitness and contribute as we enter the stretch run and into next year.”