Oguchi Onyewu Extends Contract With AC Milan – And Will Now Play For Free

Chris Wright

17th, May 2010


By Chris Wright

AC Milan’s American defender Oguchi Onyewu (you may remember him from his brief stint on loan at Newcastle United in 2007) has extended his current deal with the Rossoneri by a further year, and has confirmed that he is to receive no wages during that period.

Onyewu made absolutely no appearances for Milan in the 2009/10 season after suffering a

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  1. Spenser says:


  2. Ty says:

    Exemplary. Best of luck to him.

  3. Conor says:

    Definitely exemplary.

  4. Conor says:

    Definitely exemplary, shame he’s not much good…..

  5. kritter says:

    In between. It’s not like he wouldn’t get a job somewhere else, he’s a good defender. But I’m sure he’d like to stay in Milan seeing as how it’s one of the biggest clubs on earth, and I don’t think he’d be there if he demanded wages.

    Nice to see that a little loyalty is possible in this day and age though.

  6. M.Garcia says:

    Overwhelmingly Exemplary. Bullshit about not getting a job somewhere else. MLS…still a fertile breeding ground for the has-beens, never were’s, and in-betweens. Although I’d argue Gooch has at least 15 years with the club before he’s considered over the hill. So the future still yet may hold success for the lad. All sarcasm aside, this is a fantastic gesture and he should be commended not made fun of by cheeky bastards like me.

  7. Adam says:

    Desperate I think. Whilst admirable I think this really is an opportunity to remain at a European giant and further establish his reputation after poor stints at Newcastle and now an unfortunate injury hit spell at AC Milan.

    Good luck to the lad, he has talent and should be seen at World Cup 2010.

  8. Grant says:

    He did actually play one game for Milan, though. In the UEFA Champions League group stage against Zurich, he came on for like 20 minutes of garbage time. Not that this changes much, but he did actually play this year.

  9. Meji says:

    They paid his wages all last year. He didn’t play. So this year he gets to play for one of the best teams in the world, surrounded by the best players in the world, in the best competitions in the world, for free.

    I’d pay for that opportunity. He got paid last year and didn’t play, rather than being a pompous prick and demanding money, he says I’ll pay free. Sure he can get a decent contract elsewhere, but it sure as hell won’t be the same caliber football as A.C. Milan

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