Tuesday, 7 July 2009

[Mercato] Milan snap up Onyewu

AC Milan have announced the signing of American defender Oguchi Onyewu as a free agent following the expiry of his contract with Standard de Liege.

Oguchi OnyewuThe USA international, who has represented his country on 46 occasions, has penned a three-year contract with the Rossoneri.

"AC Milan announces the signing on a permanent deal of defender Oguchi Onyewu from Standard Liege," read a statement from the club.

"The player has signed a contract with AC Milan through 30 June 2012."

The 27-year-old made a big contribution in Belgium with Standard Liege winning the Jupiler Pro League title last season.

Onyewu, who played on loan at English side Newcastle United in the 2007-08 campaign and formerly of French outfit Metz, is Milan's first summer signing.

The Washington-born centre-back impressed during the recent FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa helping the USA reach the final and Milan have decided to bring him in to bolster their defensive options.

Source: Sky Sports

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