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Jermaine Jones And Oguchi Onyewu Not Offered New Contracts At Schalke and QPR Respectively

In a blow to both players, Jermaine Jones and Oguchi Onyewu have both been told by their clubs that their contracts will not be renewed.

Defensive midfielder Jermaine Jones has been informed by Schalke that the Bundesliga club will not renew his contract when it expires this summer. The USMNT midfielder didn’t travel with the Schalke team when they went to Qatar during the winter break, so Jones now has an opportunity to try to secure a move away from the German club in the January transfer window, or to wait until the summer when he’ll be a free agent.

Schalke General manager Horst Heldt told Deutsche Presseagentur:

“Jermaine (Jones) and I were talking on the phone between Christmas and New Year. That was when I told him we would not sign a new contract with him at the end of this season.

“He has asked me to stay at home to consider his options and there are several clubs interested in him, still we have not yet received anything concrete. But the transfer window has just started.”

Former USMNT defender Oguchi Onyewu, meanwhile, is set to leave Queens Park Rangers if he can find a club to take him. Onyewu joined QPR on a short-term contract in October, but has failed to play a single game for the Rs.

According to Harry Redknapp, who was speaking to the Chronicle newspaper:

“Oguchi’s still here and is fit, but I think he’s looking to move now. His contract is up in a week or two.”

His failed time at Queens Park Rangers is another disappointment for the defender, who played a pivotal role in the 2010 World Cup and was on the books of AC Milan from 2009-11. In August 2013, he had his contract terminated at Sporting by mutual consent.

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  1. KapUSMC

    January 6, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Gooch was a good player… He had just signed at Milan when he his patella tendon ruptured and he hasn’t been the same since then. Jones… well, he has consistency issues. He can vary between spectacular and down right terrible. He has had ups and down with the club, and they were shopping him around a couple of years ago, and then all of a sudden everything was good. I don’t suppose we will ever know what really happened, but ever since the Bild article saying Jones had a knee injury he went from being a regular starter to nonexistent.

  2. Angry

    January 6, 2014 at 10:59 am

    It’s simple! Neither one of these clowns is good enough.. Enjoy your time playing in Minor League Soccer….

    • Flyvanescence

      January 6, 2014 at 12:22 pm

      And watch, MLS will bill them like huge signings that show how relevant their league is.

    • Patrick

      January 6, 2014 at 3:03 pm

      Your opinion is laughable…

  3. Matt

    January 6, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Neither should come close to the squad in May.

    • Patrick

      January 6, 2014 at 3:02 pm

      Are you kidding, I gurantee Jones is going to be on the squad unless he’s injured…. GURANTEED

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