Ighalo Completes Move To Saudi Arabia Side, Al Shabab

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Ighalo Completes Move To Saudi Arabia Side, Al Shabab

Nigerian striker, Odion Ighalo has completed a permanent move to Saudi Arabia club, Al Shabab after his one-year loan spell with English giants, Manchester United. 

“New chapter.. we move @alshababsaudifc,” the former Watford star wrote on Instagram alongside a video of the Saudi side’s home ground after he signed a two and half-year contract with the Riyadh-based club side.

Ighalo moved to the King Fahd Stadium outfit from Chinese Super League team, Shanghai Shenhua after passing his medical.

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) highest goalscorer’s representative had earlier confirmed that Ighalo turned down a host of clubs to join the six-time Saudi champions.

“Despite interest from other clubs, this is a good move for the player because Al Shabab showed ambition and commitment in their efforts to sign him,” Ighalo’s representative told BBC Sport Africa hours before the move was made official.

The 31-year-old had joined his boyhood club, Manchester United on the last day of the 2020 January transfer window for an initial six-month loan deal which he described as a dream move. He was, however, handed another six-month contract by the Old Trafford side.

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