Diego Wants To Stay On Wearside
Onouha, who has been with Man City since he was 14 years old revealed it was tough to leave his boyhood club.
He does believe it was the right choice to make and feels comfortable with Sunderland as they aim to win consecutive games as they face Everton on Sky tomorrow.
He told the Sunday Mirror:
'It was difficult leaving City. In pre-season I didn't think I was going to be in Roberto Mancini's 25-man squad, so it was a case of staying and playing in the reserves or hopefully someone wanting you to be in their squad or side for the season.
'I did leave City with a heavy heart, because I never expected myself to leave to be honest. I'd been there so long, since I was 10, and I had the feeling I could be in the side.
'But I wasn't - so you have the moment when you say, 'You have to do this, you have to move on'. It was a sad time.
'Thankfully Sunderland came in and once they did it was a bit of a no-brainer. This is a new home for me, so I can't complain at all. It has worked out very well.
'Steve Bruce put some faith in me and said that he wanted me to be a big part of his season. You can't say no to that, can you?
'If City were to sell me, this is definitely a place I would consider coming back to because I'm really enjoying it.
'A lot of the players here are of a similar age with similar ambitions, so it's a great place to be.'
Here is hoping to Ellis Short, Niall Quinn and Steve Bruce taking advantage of these words and land him in January.