Window shopping: Day 27
- 27 January 2012 08:38
- Posted by Peter Ferguson
It's been a quiet transfer window so far at the Etihad, but one deal was signed and sealed as Nedum Onuoha packed his boots and headed for Shepherds Bush.
Onuoha's move to QPR was always on the cards once former Blues boss Mark Hughes took over at Loftus Road, previous manager Neil Warnock having already identified him as a target.
Life-long City fan Nedum is quoted in the London Evening Standard: "This was the right time for me to join a club like QPR.
"The manager obviously played a massive factor in my decision to come here. I've worked with him before and he always wants players around him who are open and honest.
"The ambition of the owners was really appealing. This is my club now and I'll give everything to help us succeed."
Aussie site The World Game adds tentatively that he "could make his QPR debut in this weekend's FA Cup fourth-round tie against west London rivals Chelsea".
Nedum is very versatile. He can play centre-back or right-back, and has good pace. He is a very good addition to the squad
Mark Hughes, QPR manager
On the incoming front, the score is nil, and could remain so, according to the Jewish Telegraph, who warn that "Israeli Nir Biton may NOT be heading to Manchester City".
Ashdod's 19-year-old midfielder - "who has been compared to City star Yaya Toure" - has been strongly linked with City, possibly initially on loan.
But they report: "A spokesman for the Premier League leaders told the Jewish Telegraph that a decision has yet to be made.
"He said: 'The player was trial on with us, but he has not been taken on and nothing has been decided.'"
The Mail, who broke the Biton story, reckon Chelsea are going to nip in ahead of City and Arsenal with a £3 million bid for Manchester United contract rebel Paul Pogba.
They report: "With City and Arsenal already tentatively making enquiries over an end-of-season switch, Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has attempted to steal a march on the rest."