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Odion Ighalo joins Saudi club Al Wehda, after Al Shabab, Al Hilal stints

ODION Ighalo has completed his move to Al Wehda, the third Saudi Arabia Pro League club he will be joining in less than three years.

The 34-year-old Super Eagles striker was unveiled by the club today after passing his medicals.

He was revealed as a new Al Wehda signing in a short video on the club’s official Twitter account in which he appears at the end of a video game between two young fans and says “see you at the stadium”.

Ighalo joined as a free agent on a two-year deal, with the financial details undisclosed.

The Nigeria international spent the last two-and-a-half years at Al Shabab and Saudi Arabia’s most successful club Al Hilal, winning the Saudi Pro League title and the King’s Cup with the latter in 2022 and 2023.

The former Granada, Watford and Manchester United striker was the top scorer in the elite Saudi league in 2022 with 24 goals in 31 games with Al Hilal.

He also reached the FIFA Club World Cup semi-finals with Al Hilal in the same year, scoring once in two matches.

Ighalo was Al Hilal’s top scorer in the 2022 AFC Champions League campaign with his seven goals in eight games as they reached the final but lost to Japan’s Urawa Reds.

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