Twente signs Onyewu on loan from Milan

Twente signs Onyewu on loan from Milan

Published Jan. 11, 2011 1:18 p.m. ET

Dutch league champion FC Twente has signed United States international defender Oguchi Onyewu on loan from AC Milan for the remainder of the season.

Tuesday's move reunites 28-year-old Onyewu with Michel Preud'homme, his former coach at Belgian club Standard Liege.

Onyewu made his international debut for the United States in 2004 and played at the World Cup in 2006 and last year in South Africa.

After missing most of last season with injury, Onyewu agreed to play for free for a year in return for a contract extension with Milan until 2013, but he has failed to break into the first team this season.


His arrival comes as two Twente defenders, Nicky Kuiper and Dwight Tiendalli suffered knee injuries while at a training camp during the Dutch Eredivisie's winter break.