Ighalo to join Saudi club Al-Shabab on permanent transfer

Odion Ighalo

Nigeria international Odion Ighalo has agreed a permanent deal with Saudi Arabian club Al-Shabab.

The 31-year-old who spent a year on loan at Manchester United will complete his signing after passing a medical and agreeing personal terms, Sky Sports reports.

Following the end of his loan spell at United, his parent club Shanghai Shenhua gave him permission to speak with the Saudi Arabian side.

The transfer window in Saudi Arabia runs until February 7.

Ighalo scored five goals in 23 appearances across all competitions for United after arriving on deadline day in January 2020.

The arrival of Edinson Cavani in October limited his chances.

Ighalo left an emotional farewell message last Tuesday to herald his departure from Old Trafford.