Asisat Oshoala signs permanent deal with Barcelona after successful loan spell

Asisat Oshoala signs permanent deal with Barcelona after successful loan spell

- Asisat Oshoala is now officially a Barcelona player after signing a two-year deal

- The Nigerian striker scored eight times in 11 matches in all competitions on her loan spell

- Oshoala became the first Nigerian and African woman to score in the Champions League final

Asisat Oshoala has completed a permanent deal with Barcelona Ladies from her Chinese side Dalian Quanjian.

The Super Falcons striker moved to Spain in the January transfer window owing to postponement of the 2019 Chinese Women's Super League

And the 24-year-old has gone on to score with eight goals after 11 matches in all competitions in her remarkable spell in Spain.

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Oshoala was in fine form for Llius Cortes' side in the Liga Iberdrola and UEFA Champions League, where she scored the only goal in the 4-1 loss to Lyon in the finals in Budapest.

The Nigerian international's Champions League final appearance and goal saw her make history in elite European competition for Africa.

Her performances for the club have now earned her a two-year contract that will keep her in Catalonia until June 2022.

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"Asisat Oshoala and FC Barcelona are to sign a new contract that ties the player to the Catalan club until 30 June 2022, following the agreement for the Nigerian international to be transferred to the club from Chinese side Dalian Quanjian.

"The 24-year-old striker came to Barça last January 31 on what was originally a loan move. In her four months here, Oshoala has played in eleven competitive fixtures and returned eight goals, including what will always be the team’s first ever goal in a Champions League Final, although it wasn’t enough to bring the trophy back from Budapest.

"Voted African Women’s Footballer of the Year three times, she is currently away with her national team preparing for the World Cup in France, where the Super Falcons share a tough group with the host nation, Norway and South Korea.

"For that reason, she is unable to put pen to paper right now, but will be doing so as soon as her schedule permits," the club announced on their website.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Asisat Oshoala scored as Barcelona Ladies suffered 4-1 loss to Olympique Lyon in the UEFA Women’s Champions League final.

The Super Falcons striker netted a consolation goal for the Blaugrana before the final whistle after going four goals behind in the first half. ( -> We have updated to serve you better.

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