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Rovers join the race for Onuoha

Rovers appear to have joined a three team race to sign Manchester City defender Nedhum Onuoha.

Speculation has been on and off all summer that Rovers would move for the man who was on loan at Sunderland last season and it seems that they finally have.

Two other clubs are in the race to sign Nedhum with QPR and Everton also submitting bids for the player.

The players agent confirmed that interest in Onuoha was high.

'I'm not surprised at this level of interest, because Nedum has proven that he's a very good player' Kia Joorabchian (yes, that one) told BBC Sport.

But with Rovers able to offer bigger wages than Everton at present and QPR meaning a total relocation for the defender would that put Rovers in pole position?

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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 18 2011

Time: 8:49AM

Your Comments

When glen told me yesterday that we were busy behind the scenes I was expecting a little bit better activity but it seems we are all guns blazing!
Mikey Delap
When glen told me yesterday that we were busy behind the scenes I was expecting a little bit better activity but it seems we are all guns blazing!
Mikey Delap
Would be nice to get Onuoha on board today, could be thrown straight into the mix on saturday, just in case Givet still has Manflu or Samba is still not ready.
ITSALLROVER
Would be nice to get Onuoha on board today, could be thrown straight into the mix on saturday, just in case Givet still has Manflu or Samba is still not ready.
ITSALLROVER
is he LB or RB .... not to bad i surpose
tubzz
is he LB or RB .... not to bad i surpose
tubzz
Good potential player here. I believe he is a cb tubzz.
Red_ice
Good potential player here. I believe he is a cb tubzz.
Red_ice
Excellent, why couldn't we have done this earlier? As long as we can do better in the wage stakes than Everton this should be in the bag, right?
theirishrover
Excellent, why couldn't we have done this earlier? As long as we can do better in the wage stakes than Everton this should be in the bag, right?
theirishrover
He can play both CB and RB. I believe he gets a 17 for a aggression on Football Manager too ;)
Mikey Delap
He can play both CB and RB. I believe he gets a 17 for a aggression on Football Manager too ;)
Mikey Delap
He is a solid player and is a good guy off the pitch too. I hope we can get him.
freidelno.1
He is a solid player and is a good guy off the pitch too. I hope we can get him.
freidelno.1
Please, please, please - he's just the right sort of player we need to move on.
rossp2112
Please, please, please - he's just the right sort of player we need to move on.
rossp2112
he would be a good addition, get in there rovers
stevekally
he would be a good addition, get in there rovers
stevekally
A bid is o the table, so hopefully we can move this forward and bring him in before the window closes
glen9mullan
A bid is o the table, so hopefully we can move this forward and bring him in before the window closes
glen9mullan
I think this one should be priority now IMO. Once again we were let down by our defencive weaknesses at Villa. Get him signed ASAP.
ITSALLROVER
I think this one should be priority now IMO. Once again we were let down by our defencive weaknesses at Villa. Get him signed ASAP.
ITSALLROVER
 

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