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Onyewu Speaks Out On Future

Standard Liege defender and U.S. international Oguchi Onyewu has recently commented on what his future holds in an interview with the Belgian newspaper, "La Derniere Heure."

"Standard has offered to extend [my stay],” said Onyewu frankly. “I have never responded, neither yes nor no. I never said I wanted to leave at any price, nor that I wanted to stay.”

Onyewu’s current contract expires at the end of the season and he’ll be free to sign with any club. There have been reports that he would be moving during the January transfer window, with Marsielle and PSG being the most interested. The transfer never developed as Standard Liege wanted to hold on to the defender given their impressive form with him in the lineup this season.

As for any decision that he will make, the 26-year-old bluntly said it will wait until after the season.

“We will make a decision when the moment comes,” said Onyewu of when he’ll decide on his future. “Everyone will be set at the end of the season anyway. Until then, the only sure thing is that I am staying here until June. To stay? It all depends on what is offered to me."

Since joining Standard Liege in 2004, Onyewu has made 158 appearances for the Belgian club, scoring 13 goals in the process. He’s also a stalwart in the U.S. Men’s National Team having appeared 38 times, netting on five occasions.

Shane Evans,