Ex-Toon Defender Heading To Birmingham

Last updated : 19 June 2007 By Footy Mad - Editor
The United States defender spent the back end of last season in a Newcastle shirt after making a loan switch from Belgian club Standard Liege in January.

But despite being 6ft 5" and being bigger than a "shithouse door", Onyewu
didn't frighten many Premiership strikers, as Glenn Roeder had hoped.

It came to an unhappy end as Steven Taylor, Titus Bramble and Craig Moore all got ahead of him in the pecking order.

Perhaps England wasn't to his liking, but the Olney, Maryland born centre-back is still impressing with his displays on the international stage for the USA.

So much so, newly promoted Birmingham City are offering the chance to give the Premiership another crack. Steve Bruce has offered him a contract.