Onyewu joins Malaga on season-long loan

Onyewu joins Malaga on season-long loan

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Onyewu joins Malaga on season-long loan

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For the second straight summer, Oguchi Onyewu has secured a move to a league he has never played in before.

Deemed surplus to requirements at Sporting CP despite putting together a solid first season with the Portuguese club, Onyewu signed a year-long loan deal with Spanish outfit Malaga on Friday, hours before the summer transfer window closed.

Malaga is in this season's Champions League, so the 30-year-old U.S. men's national team centerback will have a chance to see time in one of Europe's most prestigious tournaments in addition to playing in La Liga against the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Drawn in Malaga's Champions League group are AC Milan, Onyewu's former club, and he could face them for the first time on Nov. 6.

What do you think of Onyewu joining Malaga on a season-long loan? Do you see him becoming a starter? How do you think he will fare in La Liga?

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