OFFICIAL: Milan Sign Oguchi Onyewu

Milan have signed the USA international from Belgian side Standard Liege, the club have announced.
Milan have completed the shock free transfer signing of Standard Liege centre back Oguchi Onyewu, the Italian giants have announced.

The 27-year-old impressed during the recent Confederations Cup for the United States, but it comes as something of a surprise that the Rossoneri have moved to snap him.

A statement on the club's official website reads:

"AC Milan would like to inform that they have signed Oguchi Onyewu on a permanent basis from Standard Liege.

"The USA international has signed until June 30 2012.".


Onyewu arrives on a Bosman transfer as his contract at Liege had expired. The 6ft 4in stopper possesses a Belgian passport, and so will not take up Milan's final non-EU slot.

The ex-Newcastle United man, formerly of Metz and La Louviere, has won 47 caps for the United States, and is expected to fight it out with Thiago Silva for a place alongside Alessandro Nesta next season.

Salvatore Landolina, Goal.com

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