Former Watford and Manchester United Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo have joined Saudi Arabia Professional Football League club side Al Shabab. The club announced the signing of the striker on their website and states they have signed him on a two-and-a-half-year contract.
Odion Ighalo Joins Al Shabab
Odion Ighalo linked up with the Saudi League leaders from the Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua where he was before coming for a six-month loan deal to English Premier League top side Manchester United.
According to a statement released by Al Shabab, it says they signed a deal with the Nigerian Odion Ighalo @ighalojude (Ex. Man United striker) for two and a half years.” That was how it started on the club’s official Twitter handle.
The 31-year-old left Premier League giants Manchester United after following the expiration of his loan deal with the club expired last month. The former Nigeria international found the back of the net five times in 23 appearances for Manchester United.
Ighalo is not wearing his usual jersey number 25 but he will be wearing the number 89 shirt for his new side Al Shabab. Ighalo had offers from Spain, England the MLS to sign a six months deal but he refused and picked the six times Saudi League champions.