Former Al-Hilal forward Odion Ighalo has completed his move to Saudi Pro League club Al-Wehda, making this move his third move in the Saudi Pro League.
The former Super Eagles forward has signed a two-year deal with the Saudi club. Ighalo’s presence was announced Tuesday by the Mecca-based organization.
The 34-year-old made the move after his contract with Saudi Arabia Professional League champions Al Hilal expired in June.
The forward used to play for Al Shabab, Watford and Manchester United.
The Nigerian has had a very interesting career and can certainly be described as a journeyman. Ighalo has always been upfront about the importance of money for today’s footballers.
Ighalo about footballers today
The Nigerian striker – who once formed a deadly partnership with Troy Deeney at Watford – recently spoke about how important money is to footballers’ lives and was honest about his motivation for moving to the Pro League.
“When you’re young, you play out of passion,” Ighalo said in an interview sports illustrated. “You didn’t care about money back then. But at my age, I’m in the final stages of my career. I don’t know if it will be a year or two or when God will tell me to stop.”
Ighalo was sacked by Al-Hilal, presumably due to the quality the team has recently gained.
Aleksandar Mitrovic is on his way there Al Hilal After putting down a £46m offer for the Serbian striker, it appeared the west London side would accept the offer.
Alongside Mitrovic, Neymar has already completed his move to the Saudi squad this week. Ighalo really had no way of breaking into the first team, especially with these two superstars at the forefront.
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