Odion Ighalo, the Super Eagles striker, has confirmed his transfer from Al Shabab FC to Al Hilal Saudi Football Club in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Ighalo confirmed his move to Al Hilal from Al Shabab on Saturday.
“Thank You @AlShababSaudiFC it was a Pleasure,” the former Manchester United player wrote on his verified Instagram account.
He went on to share photos from the cub’s unveiling.
“Those who entrust everything to God will eventually see God’s hand in everything…
“A New Chapter,” he wrote on Instagram.
The 32-year-old has agreed to a contract extension with Al Hilal until June 2023.
“Welcome the ‘Eagle,’ Odion Ighalo,” Al Hilal said in a tweet, which was accompanied by a graphic image of the Nigerian in his club’s colors.
Former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel and Barcelona striker Asisat Oshoala have both spoken out in response to the Super Eagles striker’s move to a new club.
Mikel Obi, who played alongside Ighalo in the Super Eagles, reacted by ‘liking’ his Instagram post.
“This man…..Anywhere you go, we go follow u enter,” Oshoala wrote.
Ighalo signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Al Shabab in February 2021.
The Saudis had barred the striker from representing Nigeria at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in 2021.
Austin Eguavoen, the interim coach of the Super Eagles, then claimed that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) prevented him from calling up a replacement for the player.