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Onyewu Catches The Eye Of FC Rubin Kazan

Soon-to-be free agent defender Oguchi Onyewu has attracted attention from a whole host of clubs as his contract with Standard Liege runs out in the summer.

With teams from Marsielle to Paris Saint-Germain vying for his signature, it’s no wonder he’s not accepted a contract extension to stay in Belgium.

According to reports out of Belgium another team, a more unlikely team, has joined the fray to sign the American center back. The team in questions is Russan Premier League champions FC Rubin Kazan.

The league champions from 2008 have apparently expressed interest in the 26-year-old and would like to add him to their squad to strengthen their chances of repeating as champions.

Though a move to France or England would be Onyewu’s preferred destination, you can’t rule out the Russian’s chance for a transfer coup for the American. It should be noted that in 2005 Jamaican striker Damani Ralph, then of the Chicago Fire transferred to Rubin on a full-time deal.

Onyewu has made 158 appearances for Liege since joining them from Metz in 2004. He’s also a mainstay in the US Men’s National Team, having won 38 caps since his senior debut in 2004.

Shane Evans,