Odion Ighalo, a Super Eagles striker, has joined Al-Hilal from Al Shabab in Saudi Arabia.
Al-Hilal, which is presently in fourth place in the Saudi League, confirmed the acquisition of the Nigerian international after he agreed to a one-and-a-half-year contract that would run until June 2023.
“Welcome the ‘Eagle,’ Odion Ighalo,” Al Hilal said in a tweet, which included a graphic representation of the Nigerian in his team’s colors.
After Bafétimbi Gomis’ contract expired on January 24, the striker will take his spot.
With 13 league goals from 19 appearances, the former Manchester United striker is now the top scorer in the Saudi Arabian league.
Al Hilal is in fourth place on the standings, 10 points behind Al-Ittihad on the log.
Ighalo signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Al Shabab in February 2021. The striker had been barred from representing Nigeria in the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations by the Saudi Arabian team.