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Ighalo set for new football life in Saudi Arabia

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.

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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