Malaga loan Santa Cruz, Onyewu

Malaga have signed Paraguay striker Roque Santa Cruz and US defender Oguchi Onyewu on season-long loans from Manchester City and Sporting Lisbon respectively.

Santa Cruz, who was on loan at La Liga side Real Betis last season, passed a medical earlier in the day.

Onyewu has played for a number of clubs in Europe including Standard Liege, Newcastle United, Inter Milan and Twente.

The 30-year-old central defender is Malaga's fourth signing in the last 24 hours after they also landed Argentine striker Javier Saviola and Chile midfielder Manuel Iturra.

Qatari-owned Malaga have been drawn in Champions League Group C along with AC Milan, Zenit St Petersburg and Anderlecht in their first venture into Europe's elite club competition.