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 up.
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 at Milan.
Salvatore Landolina, Goal.com
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