Odion Ighalo, Nigerian footballer, joins Al Shabab from Shanghai Shenhua

Odion Ighalo, Nigerian footballer, joins Al Shabab from Shanghai Shenhua

- Odion Ighalo has completed a move to Saudi Arabian side Al Shabab

- This comes after the Nigerian striker left Premier League side Manchester United

- Al Shabab announced that they are happy to have the Nigerian star in their team

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After leaving Premier League giants Manchester United due to lack of active playing time, Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo has joined Saudi Arabian side Al Shabab on a permanent deal.

The Saudi Arabian side took to their official social media page to confirm the arrival of the Nigerian football legend who won golden boot at 2019 African Cup of Nations.

Al Shabab stated clearly that the former Osun United striker has signed a two and a half year deal with them with option of him increasing the deal subsequently.

Odion Ighalo joined Manchester United on a loan deal from Shanghai Shenhua when Marcus Rashford was injured and the former Watford star performed incredibly well.

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Arrival of Edinson Cavani at Old Trafford did no good for Odion Ighalo as he was completely frozen out of the Red Devils' squad.

Before retiring from the national team, Odion Ighalo played 35 games for the Super Eagles of Nigeria scoring 16 goals in the process.

Odion Ighalo, Nigerian footballer, joins Al Shabab from Shanghai Shenhua
Odion Ighalo, Nigerian footballer, joins Al Shabab from Shanghai Shenhua. Photo: Al Shabab
Source: Twitter

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo took time out to chill on a beach shortly after his contract with Manchester United expired this month.

The 31-year-old spent a whole year at Old Trafford scoring five goals and one assist in 23 appearances across competitions.

He also wrote his name on the hall of fame at Old Trafford after becoming only the second player in the history of the club to score in each of his first four competitive starts for the Red Devils.

Despite hitting the ground running during the second half of last season, he did not enjoy similar exposure this term after featuring just four times across board.

But regardless of his limited playing time at the club, the former Super Eagles striker felt fulfilled to have been given the chance to represent the club.

Source: Legit

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