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Sporting seal Onyewu signing

Published: Wednesday 29 June 2011, 0.23CET
Sporting Clube de Portugal have completed the signing of United States international defender Oguchi Onyewu on a three-year deal from Italian champions AC Milan.
Sporting seal Onyewu signing
Oguchi Onyewu has agreed a three-year deal at Sporting ©Getty Images
 
 
Published: Wednesday 29 June 2011, 0.23CET

Sporting seal Onyewu signing

Sporting Clube de Portugal have completed the signing of United States international defender Oguchi Onyewu on a three-year deal from Italian champions AC Milan.

Sporting Clube de Portugal have confirmed the signing of United States international Oguchi Onyewu on a three-year deal.

The 29-year-old, who was loaned by AC Milan to FC Twente during the second half of last season, played eight league matches for the Eredevisie runners-up, helped them win the Dutch Cup and appeared in five UEFA Europa League matches as Michel Preud’homme's side reached the quarter-finals. "I have come to win at Sporting," said the central defender, who joined Milan in summer in 2009 from R. Standard de Liège.

Onyewu is one of three new signings for Domingos Paciência's side, who have also acquired 19-year-old Colombian right-back Santiago Árias on a five-year deal from Club Deportivo La Equidad Seguros and striker Rick Van Wolfswinkel, 22, who arrrived from FC Utrecht for €5.4m.
 
Sporting will enter the UEFA Europa League play-offs after the draw takes place in Nyon on 5 August.

Last updated: 29/06/11 9.53CET

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