Former Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo has completed a move to Saudi Arabian Pro League club Al Shabab.

The 31-year-old, whose loan spell at Old Trafford ended recently, proved to be a useful back-up player for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during his year-long stint at the Premier League side.

Odion Ighalo was a popular figure at Manchester United

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Odion Ighalo was a popular figure at Manchester United

Ighalo has left Chinese outfit Shanghai Shenhua after agreeing a two-and-a-half-year deal with 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 representatives told BBC Sport Africa shortly before the deal was made official.”

Ighalo took to social media to express his delight at his latest move, attaching a montage video of his unveiling with the message ‘New chapter’.

He followed up by posting two pictures with club officials, commenting: “We move @AlShababSaudiFC.”

The Nigerian, who sealed a dream move on loan to the Red Devils last season, scored five goals in 23 appearances for them.

The 31-year-old is better known for his spell at Watford, where he scored 40 goals in 100 appearances.


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