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Ighalo set for new life in Saudi Arabia

Former Super Eagles hitman, Odion Ighalo has touched down in Saudi Arabia to seal his move to Al-Shabab from Shanghai Shenhua after his loan spell at Manchester United ended last month.

The 31-year-old, shared photos of himself and his agent in Riyadh following their arrival in Saudi.

The move for the Ighalo is subjected to him passing a medical after the footballer was given permission to talk with the Saudi Arabian club, according to Mail Online Football.

Meanwhile, the ex-international has heightened fear for the raging COVID-19 pandemic as he looks forward to his Al Shabab unveiling ceremony.

The former Manchester United loanee, who recently penned a 30 months deal with the Saudi Arabian side, hinted this on his latest Instagram field.

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Ighalo, 31, was seen parading the city observing all COVID-19 precautions, which included social distance and the wearing of nose mask.

Having stormed Al Shabab from the United Kingdom, a region with one of the highest Covid-19 cases, Ighalo took precautions in covering all sense organs except his ears.

The AFCON 2019 Golden Boot winner flaunted images of himself putting on a sunshade and a large nose mask in a bid to protect his health in a country living with three hundred and sixty thousand COVID-19 cases.

Joining the six times Saudi league champion will mark 10th club of his sixteen-year football career. He is keen to make his debut for the Saudi table topper come Saturday, February 6 against visitor, Al Raed.


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